TVLine Items: Nicolle Wallace Nixes View Role, Mariah on Empire and More

Nicolle Wallace The View

It’s official: Nicolle Wallace will have no part in The View‘s 19th season.

The political commentator, whose departure as a full-time co-host was reported in July, has turned down a guest contributor position for the ABC talk show’s fall return.

According to our sister site Variety, Wallace will say her on-air goodbyes before The View goes on summer hiatus next week.

The View‘s Hot Topics table in Season 19 will include Full House actress (and resident conservative) Candace Cameron Bure, GMA Weekend co-anchor Paula Faris, actress Raven-Symoné, comedienne Michelle Collins and View vet Whoopi Goldberg.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Pop singer Mariah Carey will guest-star on Empire‘s second season, series creator Lee Daniels announced Wednesday at Carey’s Hollywood Walk of Fame star ceremony.

* 90210 alumna AnnaLynne McCord will recur on Secrets and Lies Season 2 as Melanie Warner, the outspoken daughter-in-law of private equity magnate John Warner (Terry O’Quinn), Deadline reports.

* IFC has ordered pilot presentations of three original comedy series: Great Minds, a panel show hosted by Community boss Dan Harmon, which features comedians in character as some of history’s most important figures; an untitled late-night talk show hosted by comedian Jim Norton; and 1320 Seconds, a satirical newsmagazine show featuring female correspondents who comment on trending topics in pop culture.