[Ed. – So sue me. Saturdays are slow news days.]
The show’s ratings have also taken a bit of a hit due to the conflicting dynamic between the two women. So the network is reportedly making plans to cancel The View and extend Good Morning America. An alleged inside source recently shared details about the network’s discussions about the show with Fox-411.
“You can’t keep hiring and firing, trying to save a sinking ship. There is no leadership on the show. It’s the news division that pays for ‘The View,’ so the debate now is whether the show is iconic enough to pour money into revamping, or do away with all together. At this stage, the feeling is that it’s pretty much done. They may test a remodeled version for one more season, but that would require work and top brass aren’t sure that it is worth it.”
However, the numbers definitely don’t seem like audiences are tired of the constant bickering. According to Nielsen Media Research, The View is still averaging approximately 2.9 million viewers per broadcast. But, the source insists the heightened problems have created intense conflicts that actually overshadow the success of the show. The mounting problems are reportedly on and off the set.
“Rosie (O’Donnell) and Whoopi (Goldberg) don’t get along at all. When the cameras aren’t rolling, there is no talking between them. But the staff much prefer dealing with Rosie. But is she enough to hold the show if they were to get another new lineup next year? That’s the question,” the insider said. “They threw Rosie Perez in there after Jenny (McCarthy) didn’t have her contract renewed, but that hasn’t helped the show either.”
So, would the network really throw in the towel on such a highly-rated show simply because the co-hosts can’t seem to get along?