Whoopi Goldberg Returning To ‘The View’
The paperwork is done and the contracts are signed – Whoopi Goldberg is officially returning for the 21st season of “The View.”
The Oscar-winning actress will return as the moderator for the show’s 21st season this fall, Variety has learned.
Her contract renewal is an important one for ABC, as Goldberg has been the glue that’s kept “The View” together since creator Barbara Walters retired in 2014.
By focusing on political stories under Trump’s presidency, ratings for “The View” this season are at its highest in three years. The show averaged 2.6 million viewers last week, beating “The Talk,” which tends to veer away from politics in favor of pop culture. And “The View” has landed big guests over the last year, such as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.
A spokesperson for ABC declined to comment.
Although there are times where I can’t get jiggy with Whoopi’s views and opinions…I’m still happy to know she’ll be back for another season.