McCarthy will join the popular daytime talk show this fall, filling in the open seat left by Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
“I’m beyond thrilled … I look forward to helping make hot topics a little bit hotter, and showing my mom that my interrupting skills have finally paid off,” said McCarthy in a statement.
So will the former Playboy Playmate make a good co-host?
Well prior to the announcement, Jenny has made 17 appearances on the show, including eight as a guest co-host so it looks like she’ll do just fine.
Barbara Walters, who plans on leaving the show next summer, says McCarthy “brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view. Jenny will be a great addition to the show as we usher in an exciting new chapter for The View.”
Along with Hasselbeck, Joy Behar has already announced that she will be leaving next month. Producers are going to have to act fast in order to find another replacement by the fall.
McCarthy joins The View on September 9th. Good Luck Jenny!
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