President Barack Obama and first lady visit the set of 'The View'
New York - UPI
The hosts of Season 19 of The View will be Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné and Michelle Collins, ABC announced Tuesday.
In addition, the daytime chat show is adding a stable of expert contributors, including Padma Lakshmi, Stacy London, Ana Navarro, Sherri Shepherd and Molly Sims. "As The View embarks on a remarkable 19th season, I am extremely proud to see the legacy of smart and diverse women engaging in entertaining and thought-provoking conversation continue," Barbara Walters, the program's creator and executive producer, said in a statement. "Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in," added Behar. "Plus, [my husband] Steve was getting tired of applauding every time I gave my opinion. But I'm happy to be back home. And I'm looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight." "I am thrilled to be joining The View as a regular co-host this fall," remarked Cameron Bure. "I am honored to be a new addition to such a strong group of bright and opinionated women, and I look forward to sharing this exciting journey with viewers new and old." "Starting in September, we begin another exciting chapter of The View as we welcome an enormously accomplished group of new voices to the table, all led by our moderator Whoopi Goldberg," said Bill Wolff, the show's executive producer. "We're looking forward to even more pop culture, more politics, more humor and more of the hot topics our audience loves."