Actress Rosie Perez and political commentator Nicolle Wallace will take vacant seats on
The View when the ABC daytime talk show returns for a new season. They will join Rosie
O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg. Perez and Wallace will succeed co-hosts Sherri Shepherd
and Jenny McCarthy, who exited.Wallace, who served as communications director for George
W. Bush, was among the women who did a screen test for The View, emerging as one of the
frontrunners. She also did three guest co-hosting stints this year. Perez has been largely
under the radar during the search but she is a household name and served as a guest
co-host on the talk show in February.
With the new hires, the new View hosting team would include three actresses: O’Donnell,
Goldberg and Perez. I hear Perez’s schedule has been worked out in a way so she can
juggle her duties on The View with a Broadway gig she just signed on to co-star opposite
Larry David in in David’s play Fish In The Dark, produced by Scott Rudin. She is with
Innovative Artists, Silver Lining Entertainment and Neil Meyer. Wallace is with ICM partners.
The cast overhaul is part of a top-to-bottom makeover at The View, which includes a new
studio, new set, new logo and new behind-the-scenes team led by new executive producer