Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy are leaving ABC’s longrunning talk show The View. ABC released a brief press statement confirming their departures: “The View will be moving in an exciting new direction next season and ABC has made decisions to evolve the show creatively.”
In a statement, Shepherd said, “It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Geddie for giving me the opportunity. I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.”
The View’s creator and co-host,Barbara Walters, retired in April, meaning that Whoopi Goldberg will be the show’s only returning host next season.