Elisabeth Hasselbeck, co-host of ABC’s “The View,” will video chat with pals Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd on “The View,” Friday, Sept. 25 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). This highly anticipated yet brief appearance marks the first time Elisabeth has been seen on “The View” this season and spoken publicly since her hiatus and the birth of her third child, son Isaiah Timothy, in August.

During Elisabeth’s maternity leave (expected to conclude mid-October), a variety of guest co-hosts including Meghan McCain, Kate Gosselin and La Toya Jackson, have been filling in for the 32 year-old mother of three. Upcoming hosts include Alexandra Wentworth (Sept. 21), Mika Brzeninski from “Morning Joe” (Sept. 22), E.D. Hill (Sept. 23-24), Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter Gloria Estefan (Sept. 29), former “View” co-host Lisa Ling (Oct. 5-6), “Ugly Betty” star Ana Ortiz (Oct. 8) and Kaley Cuoco (10/13).  

“The View” features Daytime Emmy® Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It’s the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. Since its launch, “The View” has received 28 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show host honoring Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. Daytime Emmy Award history was made on Aug. 30, 2009 when the hosts of “The View” were awarded the Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Talk Show Host. It was the first time in the 36 year history of NATAS that multiple hosts were bestowed that honor in this category. “The View” has received 11 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show and 12 consecutive nominations for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Visit “The View” on the Web at

The program is broadcast in HDTV with 5.1-channel surround sound, and is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on the ABC Digital Full Episode Player at “The View” is produced by ABC Daytime and Ms. Walters’ Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for “The Barbara Walters Specials.” “The View” is directed by Mark Gentile. Musical performances produced and directed by Mark Gentile.

For breaking news and updated videos follow “The View” (@theviewtv) and hosts Barbara Walters (@BarbaraJWalters), Joy Behar (@JoyVBehar), Elisabeth Hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) and Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) on Twitter.™


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