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The View

The View

Photo Credit:  ABC/Jeff Lipsky
  • Premiered: 
    August 11, 1997
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Talk
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Current Events
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Each weekday morning (Mon-Fri, 11am-Noon ET/PT), the women of THE VIEW discuss that week's hot topics in the news, talk about general entertainment, and interview celebrities and experts. THE VIEW features ABC News correspondent Barbara Walters -- who appears on average three days a week -- moderator Whoopi Goldberg, actress/comedian Sherri Shepherd and model/actress Jenny McCarthy.

Season 17, which premiered on Monday, September 9, 2013, welcomes Jenny McCarthy as a new co-host and marks the beginning of Barbara Walters' farewell season. The season premiere featured a chat with Donnie Wahlberg and a musical performance by Michael Buble. Later in the first week of the show's 17th season, the women of the view welcomed: Valerie Harper with her DWTS partner Tristan MacManus; Gloria Estefan; Keith Urban; Dr. Phil (as guest co-host); Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad; Sheryl Crow; Robert De Niro; Isaiah Washington; and many more.

THE VIEW returned for its eighteenth season on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 11am-Noon ET (live)/PT (tape) on ABC, with Whoopi Goldberg coming back for her eighth season, Rosie O'Donnell returning after a seven-year break, and new co-hosts Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. Plus, THE VIEW has an on-camera social media station allowing the hosts to interact in real time with viewers.

Season 19 of THE VIEW debuted on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at 11am ET/PT on ABC. Joy Behar, coriginal co-host of THE VIEW, actress Candace Cameron Bure, known to television audiences for decades on the enormously successful FULL HOUSE, and Paula Faris, GOOD MORNING AMERICA WEEKEND co-anchor, join moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins as co-hosts for the new season.

THE VIEW returned for its 20th season on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 on ABC, as Sara Haines joined Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and Raven-Symone as co-host. Plus, THE VIEW welcomes Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin.

Season 21 of THE VIEW premiered on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 from 11am-Noon EDT on ABC. The panel of smart, engaging and talented women led by Whoopi Goldberg, celebrating her tenth anniversary as moderator, return to the Hot Topics table as the celebrated talk show gets ready for more entertaining and provocative conversations, politics, celebrity guests and the newsmakers everyone is talking about. A star-studded September of headline-makers and celebrities is in store for THE VIEW with Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined by her father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee; Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski; tennis star Maria Sharapova; Larry David; Terrence Howard; James Franco and Maggie Gyllenhaal; Kiefer Sutherland; Sofia Vergara; Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson; Elisabeth Moss; Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe; and Adam Scott and Craig Robinson. Former co-host Candace Cameron Bure returns with the cast of FULLER HOUSE, performances from Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Scarborough and an epic SISTER ACT 25th anniversary reunion!

The Season 25 celebration of THE VIEW began on Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at 11am ET/PT on ABC. Reese Witherspoon, Gabrielle Union, Ben Platt, Steve Martin and Martin Short, Andrew Garfield, Simu Liu, Wendy Williams and Tarana Burke are among the guests set to appear in the first two weeks of Season 25 (Sep 7-17). Guest co-hosts include Mia Love, original co-host Star Jones, Mary Katharine Ham, and more.

THE VIEW returned for its 26th season on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 11am ET/PT on ABC, with moderator Whoopi Goldberg and co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and new co-hosts Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro. THE VIEW scheduled a list of newsmakers, celebrities and politicians for September and early October, including Hillary & Chelsea Clinton, Regina Hall, Stacey Abrams, Constance Wu, Reese Witherspoon, Rep. Cori Bush, Melanie Chisholm, Viola Davis joined by Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch and Sheila Atim, Tyler Perry, Quinta Brunson, Elisabeth Moss, Star Jones, Kevin Smith, Jameela Jamil, LeAnn Rimes, Jenifer Lewis, Huma Abedin, Billy Eichner, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Idina & Cara Menzel, Dylan McDermott, Maggie Haberman, Jennette McCurdy and the cast of ABC's SHARK TANK (Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner).
Season 27 of THE VIEW debuted on Tuesday, September 5, 2023 at 11am ET/PT on ABC. Moderator Whoopi Goldberg with co-hosts Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, Alyssa Farah Griffin and Ana Navarro are all returning to their seats at a brand-new table.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by ABC Daytime
  • Produced by Barwall Productions

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • July 29, 2010: First time a sitting U.S. President (Obama) visits a daytime talk show.