"I love this girl," Shepherd said of O'Donnell on Wednesday's "Wendy Williams Show"
The former co-host offers a different reason for why she's not at the table anymore, saying they wanted it to be "more diverse"
Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace also debuted on the ABC talker's Season 18 premiere
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star will take over from Sherri Shepherd on November 25
"This is absolutely absurd," a network spokesperson tells TheWrap
TheWrap confirms co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell did chemistry tests with several candidates on Thursday
"My time here was short, but the memories and lessons learned here will stay with me for ever," a teary McCarthy says. "I am so...
MSNBC "Rachel Maddow" producer to replace the longtime executive producer
Guest hosts S.E. Cupp and Sunny Hostin join Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy on Wednesday's episode
Exiting "View" co-host will play Keke Palmer's not-so-nice stepmother
Maks may be back in some capacity, but not as a pro dancer
Former "So You Think You Can Dance" host will appear on the ABC talk show Wednesday
Debate over who's coming and going hasn't increased total viewership, and the show is down in the demo
The hot trailer for the upcoming Focus Features release made executive producer Bill Geddie uncomfortable
Host of Fusion's "AM Tonight" will sit in with the panel on the ABC talk show on Thursday
While talking about a supposed Secret Service nickname for a Bill Clinton mistress, McCarthy suggests Hillary might've had some too
"It is time to leave and time to fly and you can't grow without change so I am not supposed to be at 'The View'...
ABC talk show will take on a more confrontational tone, former panelist says
The actress and comedian will join Whoopi Goldberg next season
McCain, co-host of Pivot's "TakePart Live," has been named as a potential "View" panelist
O'Donnell's return to the ABC talk show comes as Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy prepare to exit
ABC aired the first new episode of "The View" since Shepherd announced her departure last month
Rivers says the news came "out of nowhere"
Ross Mathews, Jesse Palmer and Will Cain top the list of possible hires for the ABC daytime show
Episode was taped Wednesday, before they announced departures
Sources tell TheWrap both will serve out their contracts until August
The former 'View' co-host reacts to her former colleague and friend's exit
On the day that her co-host announces departure, McCarthy writes she's also leaving the ABC show
Co-host says that "it is time for me to move on"
Tensions ran high between Goldberg and Will Cain during a debate about offensive words on Thursday's show