“We have such a smart, funny and fearless group of women who bring unparalleled passion and opinions to the hot topics table every single day,” producer Candi Carter said (via People). “We have an exciting season 20 planned and plenty of surprises in store.”
The View returned on Tuesday (September 8) with all the brand new co-hosts – and Whoopi Goldberg made a joke about the numerous hosts coming and going on the talk show.
“Well, hell guys it’s nice to be back,” Whoopi said. “I do think though that cups would be nice.”
Joy Behar, who is back this season after leaving back in 2013, asked what was wrong.
“They’re cups, but where are the pictures of the faces? We used to have faces because people stuck around,” Whoopi said. Joy then quipped about the stickers on the mugs instead of their faces, “Well, this is in case they want to get rid of any of us. They can just pull this off!”
It was just announced that Joy Behar, one of the original co-hosts of The View, will be returning to the show!
“Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in. Plus, Steve was getting tired of applauding every time I gave my opinion. But I’m happy to be back home. And I’m looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight,” the 72-year-old comedian said in a statement. Joy spent seasons 1-16 on the show.
The cast — along with Kyle Massey — got together to reminisce about the hit Disney Channel show and remembered that it wasn’t always called That’s So Raven.
“I think it was called Absolutely Psychic at the time,” Anneliese shared.
Raven added, “That was when I played the best friend, not the psychic, and then they changed it over…We had a really good time period. We captured stories that were touching to the people that were watching us. We talked about topics in a funny/serious way that you can relate to, and when you can relate to something, then more and more people talk about it.”
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‘That’s So Raven’ Reunion on ‘The View’ Part 1
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Both of the new additions have other jobs that will complicate their schedules on The View. Candace is currently filming the upcoming Netflix series Fuller House through November. She will reportedly appear on the talk show for some weeks and then fly to Los Angeles to film the sitcom on other weeks.
Paula is the co-anchor of GMA Weekend and she will only work four days a week, Monday through Thursday, so she can keep her other position.
Candace is being courted for the “Republican seat” on The View while Paula‘s seat is considered the journalist spot.