ABC.com/theview today broke the exclusive news that Kate Gosselin (“Jon & Kate Plus 8”) is the latest addition to the growing number of celebrity guest co-hosts on “The View” who’ll sit in for Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who is on maternity leave until mid-October. Ms. Gosselin is scheduled for Sept. 14-15 and makes her first-ever appearances on the show. The announcement was posted today exclusively on “The View’s” official website, abc.com/theview, where up-to-the-minute information on the new season is available. Additional guest co-hosts will be announced in the coming weeks.
Meghan McCain, daughter of former GOP presidential candidate John McCain, is scheduled to guest co-host Sept. 9-10 followed by LaToya Jackson on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18 and former Fox News Channel anchor E.D. Hill on Sept. 23-24.
“The View’s” Season Premiere airs live on ABC, SEPTEMBER 8 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). Viewers can visit the show’s official website at abc.com/theview for a countdown of the Top 10 most outrageous and talked-about moments from last season through Sept. 4. The site also features an up-to-the-minute online clock to count down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the launch of the new season.
“The View” features 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 24 Daytime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show. The show 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 abc.com/theview. 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 ABC.com. “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.