‘The View’ Counters ‘The Talk's’ Debut With Levi Johnston

Bristol Palin's baby daddy will appear on ABC's daytime talk show on the same day CBS’ new chatfest launches

Bristol Palin's baby daddy is helping ABC's "The View" in its first face-off against "The Talk." 

Levi Johnston will appear on the ABC talk show on Oct. 18, the same day "The Talk" debuts on CBS.

Johnston became a tabloid superstar after impregnating Bristol Palin, the daughter of former Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He is currently planning a run for the mayor's office in his hometown of Wasilla, Alaska. Sarah Palin was formerly mayor of Wasilla. Johnston is planning to star in a reality series chronicling his run, "Loving Levi the Road to the Mayor's Office."

Like "The View," "The Talk" features a roundtable of female panelists. The show has been described by many industry observers as a "View" knockoff. It's going to be fun to watch these two Estrogen-fueled chat fests duke it out for "gets" and ratings in the coming months.