Posted Jul. 27, 2007 - ABC is in final negotiations with frequent guest host Whoopi Goldberg to join "The View." According to ABC Daytime president Brian Frons, Goldberg was "terrific" during her stint as guest host.
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The network is also in talks with Sherri Shepherd (“Who’s Your Caddy”) to join the show. Shepherd's a standup comic who has appeared in series such as "Less than Perfect."
ABC is searching for a replacement for Rosie O'Donnell, who left the show in May, and whose boisterous and controversial presence resurrected ratings for the 10-year-old chatfest. Sources said an announcement on both signings could come as soon as next week. ABC is looking to fill two chairs on "The View" after the departure of O'Donnell. The net never filled the spot once held by Star Jones Reynolds, who was fired from the show in 2006.