Katie Couric to Make ABC Debut Via The View

And so it begins. Former CBS Evening News anchorwoman Katie Couric will dip her toe into the ABC waters in two weeks , as a guest cohost of The View, the network has announced.

Couric will join The View‘s panelists on Wednesday, Aug. 3, as part of the daytime talker’s season finale week.

It was announced in early June that Couric, upon the expiration of her pact with CBS, had inked a multi-year, multi-platform agreement with ABC to host and produce her own nationally syndicated talk show and to join the ABC News team.

Couric’s yet-to-be-titled talker is set to bow in September 2012, claiming the 3 o’clock time slot in at least eight major markets representing nearly a quarter of the nation’s TV households. Though that plum birth would seem to hang a dark cloud over what is soon to be ABC’s lone surviving soap opera, last month’s Couric press release said that the network “continues to support General Hospital.”