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The View

Series Summary
Created in 1997 by veteran journalist Barbara Walters, "The View" is a daytime talk-show hosted by women -- moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace -- and each offers her take on the day's news during the opening "Hot Topics" segment. Later, the ladies welcome various celebrities, who join them in a chat or perform for the audience. The program also offers tips on beauty, fashion, diet and relationships. Known for their freewheeling style, the hostesses are often lampooned in late-night sketches.

Air Dates: 1997 - Present

Genres: Talk

Network: ABC

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Season 18, Ep. 29 : The View Oct 23, 2014

TV host Tom Bergeron; Little Big Town performs.

  • Season 18, Ep. 27 : The View Oct 21, 2014

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    Actor Terry Crews; actress Sarah Hyland; "Dancing With the Stars" castoffs.

  • Season 18, Ep. 26 : The View Oct 20, 2014

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    Actor Scott Foley; actor Clark Gregg; Whoopi visits the New York Food and Wine Festival to pick the best fried chicken.

  • Season 18, Ep. 25 : The View Oct 17, 2014

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    Actors Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.

  • Season 18, Ep. 24 : The View Oct 16, 2014

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    Actor Alan Cumming; actress Tessa Thompson.

  • Season 18, Ep. 23 : The View Oct 15, 2014

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    Hispanic Heritage Month; singer Gloria Estefan; TV personality Nicole Richie.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • This respectable, illuminating View was also--let’s face it--kind of boring.... It’s kind of a comfort, and even exciting, that these four very intelligent, very congenial women with an abundance of respect for each other are going to be the ones helming it. show more

  • Most of what went on in between was rather stilted, which is to be expected when new hosts take over a long-established show, and this one has been around for 17 years. But even on Day 1, there were signs of where The View is headed, and it’s likely to be more tame. show more

  • Only time will tell how well the chemistry holds up and evolves among the central quartet, but despite all the changes (including a new showrunner), The View hasn’t done much more than rearrange--and perhaps reupholster--the chairs. show more

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This Week in TV: Rosie O'Donnell's Return to 'The View' Amps Up the Drama

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jul 11th, 2014 5:00PM

After 17 seasons and the recent departure of founding matriarch Barbara Walters, why do we still care about "The View"? Maybe because the drama never ends, even when the cameras stop rolling. Case...

Rosie O'Donnell Officially Returning To 'The View'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jul 10th, 2014 4:30PM

Well, it looks like Rosie O'Donnell, the comedian, movie star and talk show host who joined the cast of ABC's daytime staple "The View" for a single season (later saying the experience gave her...

Whoopi Goldberg Is The Last Woman Standing at 'The View'

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 27th, 2014 5:30PM

The future is looking foggy at "The View," and it's not clear when the clouds will lift. The show suffered a blow in May when its co-creator and head honcho Barbara Walters retired, leaving Whoopi...

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