"The View" co-hosts: Assemble!
There's one big daytime TV reunion today, as all 11 co-hosts of "The View" (past and present) reunite to celebrate Barbara Walters. This is the first time all 11 of the ladies have been together on the same stage.
After more than five decades on the air, Walters will say farewell to daily television with her final co-host appearance on "The View" on Friday. She will stay on the show as executive producer, along with executive producer Bill Geddie, her producing partner of more than 25 years.
Elizabeth Hasselback took to Instagram Thursday to share some behind-the-scenes snapshots from the reunion.
She shared a selfie with Star Jones and Rosie O'Donnell and posted another snap with Debbie Matenopoulos.
"#reunion here we go! @barbaraWalters greg p from the view," she wrote along with a shot of herself with a show producer.
So, who else will be there for the celebration?
In addition to the ladies above, Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar and Lisa Ling will join Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg and Walters for the goodbye show.
"Barbara Walters’ status as a trailblazer, a legend and an icon are undeniable," President of ABC Entertainment Paul Lee said. "By creating a talk show panel with multiple hosts she changed the daytime landscape with a concept that is now widely emulated. It's a true testament to her legacy. We are grateful to her and recognize her enormous contribution to ABC Entertainment and the indelible mark she has left on television."
Last May, Walters said that the show's 17th season would be her last. Since then, "The View" has been celebrating Walters’ career by highlighting her most famous interviews with the ongoing series, "The Year of Barbara."
It's the end of an era!
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