GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) – My ABC WOTV4 favorite morning show “The View” is ramping up for an historic 20th season, beginning Tuesday, September 6th at 11 a.m. New co-host Sara Haines joins “The View”‘s panel of smart, engaging and talented women led by moderator Whoopi Goldberg. Haines joined ABC News in 2013 and currently appears on the weekend editions of “Good Morning America”as thepop news anchor. Co-hosts Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris and Raven-Symoné all return for season 20, which promises to be a year-long celebration with the hottest topics, entertaining and provocative conversations, politics, newsmakers, celebrity guests and the people everyone is talking about.
“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. We have an exciting season 20 planned and plenty of surprises in store.” – Candi Carter, executive producer of “The View”
This fall the award-winning talk show officially welcomes two accomplished women familiar to “The View” audience: Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin, who will appear frequently throughout the season. Bila joins the ABC family from Fox News, where she provided analysis of the 2016 presidential election for “Outnumbered” and “The Five” and appeared often in primetime with her trademark commentary on a wide range of political and cultural topics. Hostin will continue to cover the big legal stories of the day as the senior legal correspondent for ABC News. Since February when she joined the news division, she has reported on the Freddie Gray case, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the tragic attack on police in Dallas.
To kick off the next season of the long-running, popular daytime show, ABC will air “The View: 20 Years In the Making” onTUESDAY, AUGUST 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT). The primetime special, with the program’s legendary creator Barbara Walters, will feature surprising stories from behind the scenes, favorite memories from celebrity fans, a look back at the show’s most talked about moments and will welcome back co-hosts from the past 19 years.
“As we prepare for season 20 of ‘The View,’ we will take a look back at its remarkable history,” said creator Barbara Walters. “In our primetime special, celebrating this event, you will see the legacy of the program. I am very proud of the show that I created almost two decades ago. We hope the viewers will take a little time to enjoy ‘The View’.”