TV News

Nicole Wallace Off THE VIEW

Nicole Wallace Off THE VIEW

nicole wallace off the view 2015As we reported back in July, Nicole Wallace was on shaky ground with her job at ABC’s problem child “The View,” and after the network tried cutting her job down to occasional contributor next season, she just said no. This lets her say she left the show on her own volition, unlike Rosie Perez. Yes, I know Rosie and everyone at ABC will go to their grave saying Perez left on her own, but as we reported way back in January, this was a push to get her off the show. When Rosie finally does her autobiography in a decade, maybe she’ll fess up and be honest about the whole mess.

Either ABC knew Wallace would quit after they kept trying to get her to take a smaller job, and of course a much tinier salary, or they overplayed their hand. With the ratings  continue to plummet, my people over there have firmly said that the network is “just throwing things at the wall right now to see what fits, and they didn’t feel that Wallace was fitting in.” I’m sure ABC is hoping Candace Cameron Bure being younger will help that demographic along with Netflix producing “Fuller House” which she is in.

Variety is reporting that executive Bill Wolff will be sending out this note to the staff today about her departure next week: “Our friend Nicolle Wallace is going to leave the show at the conclusion of the season. “Having worked with her for most of the last year, you know the warmth, smarts, and professionalism she has brought to the job every day. She will always be a friend of our show, and I know you join me in wishing her only the best.”

The way it went down is that the network asked Wallace about having a downsized role on the show as a co-host, but not on a regular basis. That would have been an easy way for ABC to eventually have phased her out. She turned that down along with being an occasional contributor, because we all know what that means. You’ll be able to see her as a contributor over on MSNBC on “Morning Joe” where she’s there quite often. It doesn’t look like she’ll be serving as a political talking head for ABC any longer either.

Viewers have already been complaining that “The View” has truly lost it’s way and feel more like the red-headed stepchild of ABC’s more popular “Good Morning America,” and there could be a good reason for that. Since “The View” has been put under ABC’s news division, that is exactly where the troubled show is headed. I know, ABC will swear up and down that I’m wrong, but every time they’ve tried to deny my news, it winds up happening months later. Don’t be shocked if Fall 2016 has The View becoming another hour of “Good Morning America” as they slowly evolve it into that next season.

It will be back in September with yet another new co-host panel including Whoopi Goldberg (who was forced to cave in on her support of Bill Cosby after heavy network pressure), Raven-Symone, Michelle Collins, Candace Cameron Bure (the younger conservative viewpoint) and Paula Farris, who is the anchor on “GMA Weekend.” If you hated the revolving chairs this season, get used to it as next season will continue in the same format. Sadly Joy Behar turned down the chance to take one of these positions, but she’s smart enough to know to stay off a disaster. The other sad thing is that Sherri Shepherd, who pulls out her Bible when it’s convenient for her cause then tosses it back down on the floor the rest of the time, will be back as a sub co-host. So if you want to have you and your family lose IQ points, watch “The View” when Sherri’s on.

Molly Sims and Stacy London will also be coming on as sub co-hosts too. Don’t worry, Jenny McCarthy was not asked to return…even as a guest on “The View”

 

Click to add a comment
TV News
@movietvtechgeek

Editor for television news. She writes it as she sees it and many have the war wounds to show for it.

More in TV News

the bachelor brings nick viall some backstreet boys action 2017

Nick Viall’s ‘The Bachelor’ 2103 gets Backstreet Boys action plus Corinne

Ricki ReayJanuary 17, 2017
Marvel Updates Cloak and Dagger, Agents of SHIELD, Punisher and Infinity War 2017 images

Marvel Updates: ‘Cloak and Dagger,’ ‘Agents of SHIELD,’ ‘Punisher’ and ‘Infinity War’

Marius MaronillaJanuary 16, 2017
pbs funding in question under donald trump regime 2017 images

PBS funding in question under Donald Trump regime

MTTG StaffJanuary 16, 2017
Alaina Huffman talks Directing, Fandom, Social Change and 'Supernatural', of course 2017 images

Alaina Huffman talks Directing, Fandom, Social Change and ‘Supernatural,’ of course

Lynn ZubernisJanuary 15, 2017
Philip Prajoux talks supernatural priesthood and timeless 2017 images

Philip Prajoux talks ‘Supernatural’ priesthood and ‘Timeless’

Carol HanssonJanuary 14, 2017
Agents of SHIELD Broken promises and a Possible Comeback 2017 images

‘Agents of SHIELD’ Broken Promises and a possible comeback

Marius MaronillaJanuary 11, 2017
the bachelor 2102 nick viall asks liz to leave after being outed 2017 images

‘The Bachelor’ 2102 Nick Viall asks Liz to leave after being outed

Ricki ReayJanuary 10, 2017
supernatural Not Just a Fandom, We’re Family 2017 images

‘Supernatural:’ Not Just a Fandom, We’re Family!

Dawn GrayJanuary 10, 2017
dustin dorough movie tv tech geeks interview

Dustin Dorough talks Misha Collins’ GISHWHES plus stories from the road

Carol HanssonJanuary 10, 2017

Subscribe to our Daily Newsletter

You will only receive one per day. You'll also get a free THE WALKING DEAD graphic novel with your subscription