We all know by now that Joy Behar will soon be replaced on ABC’s morning show, The View come August. Joy has been a staple voice of the round table over the past 16 years, and serves as the outspoken democrat who gives us comedic relief when the debates get too heated. The internet is abuzz as to who will replace Joy once she gives her last, “So what, who cares??” shirt tug.
My favorites in the running so far:
Ali Wentworth– Ali Wentworth is a comedian/actress, famous for her roles in Jerry Maguire and Office Space. She is also known for being married to George Stephanopoulos of Good Morning America, and being a friend and frequent guest of Oprah’s. Being a comedian gives her an edge, and a feeling of familiarity. also, being married to a hard-hitting news anchor on the same network surly doesn’t hurt her chances.
Brooke Shields– Famous for her role as Susan on the iconic television program Suddenly Susan, and those infamous Jordache commercials as a teen, Brooke Shields is a household name. She has co-hosted on The View numerous times, and proven that she just may be the opinionated woman who Bill Getty and Barbara Walters are looking for.
Mario Cantone– Most of the world was shocked by the news of a man filling being tossed around as co-host of The View, seeing as how it’s a show that relates to women’s issues. Mario would be the first man to have his face painted on The View’s yearly coffee mug in it’s 16 year history. Mario has filled in on the show almost as much as the current co-hosts themselves, so the viewer knows what to expect. He’s also known for being loud (very loud), gay, and a main character on the show Sex and The City. His presence would draw in an entirely new crowd to the show.
Kathy Griffin– Kathy holds the title as my favorite in the running, and least likely to be chosen. Kathy Griffin is famous for co-starring with Brooke Shields on the show Suddenly Susan. Known as the Joan RIvers of her time, Kathy is among the list of most successful comedians of all time. She has won numerous Emmy’s for her stand up specials and long running show “My Life On The D-List” on Bravo. She is also known for making fun of, and getting in public altercations with members of the panel. If Elisabeth Hasselback has anything to do with this, Kathy will not be stepping anywhere near that soundstage.
Kirstie Alley– Kirstie Alley joined the co-host chatter after talk show host Wendy Williams threw her in the mix. Kirstie would be absolutely perfect for the show for a number of different reasons. She’s extremely opinionated, and not afraid to speak her mind (check out her twitter). She’s extremely relatable to the demographic that watches the show, which is middle-aged women. She has publicly struggled with weight, and seems to finally have gotten on track. She’s also an iconic film and television star. Kirstie has hosted the view numerous times, and had a big presence on The Oprah Show as well.
also in the running: Gloria Estefan, Rachel Compos-Duffy, and Jenny McCarthy.