ABC aired the first new episode of “The View” since Shepherd announced her departure last month
“After much consideration, I've taken a new job that will allow me to do what I do best, which is talk without having to interrupt anyone,” McCarthy said. “I will be announcing it in the next few weeks and I couldn't be more grateful. Stay tuned, even if it does compete with ‘The View.'”
When it was Shepherd's turn to address what co-host Whoopi Goldberg described as the “giant neon pink gorilla” in the room, Shepherd said that after seven longs years on “The View,” she was not intending to renew her contract once it expired in August.
“Seven in the Bible is the number of God's completion,” Shepherd said. “And I've been here seven years and my time at ‘The View' is complete.”
Shepherd also teased “exciting news” she would be sharing in the future, and concluded with a tearful tribute to the cast and crew that has become her “family” over the years.
“I love the cast and crew who took me in and made me feel like this is my family,” Shepherd said. “I love you.”