Soon after Joy Behar announced she’s leaving ABC daytime comes news that Elisabeth Hasselbeck also is not long for The View.
US Weekly reports that Hasselbeck, one of the talk show’s five co-hosts, won’t be back next season because her politically conservative viewpoint doesn’t sit well with audiences.
When asked for confirmation, the show’s rep tells TVLine, “Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of The View and has a long-term contract.”
Hasselbeck, who first made a name for herself as a castaway on CBS’ Survivor in 2001, joined the daytime chatfest in 2003.
Behar announced Thursday she’s departing the long-running ABC daytime talk show after 16-and-a-half years to pursue other ventures, including a new interview show. Her contract expires in August.