Despite reports that Rosie Perez is on her way out at “The View,” the relatively new addition to ABC’s daytime talker will return to the show next month.
Perez, who has been on hiatus from “The View” in January to rehearse for the upcoming Broadway production of the Larry David play “Fish in the Dark,” will re-join her “View” cohorts Tuesday, Feb. 3, ABC said Thursday.
“We look forward to welcoming the multi-talented
In her absence, TheWrap reported that ABC was considering booting Perez — who joined “The View” in September — from the show. An insider told TheWrap earlier this month that ABC has concluded that the panel skews too old, and is viewing possible replacements for Perez, with “Glee” alum Naya Rivera and “Orange Is the New Black” star Laverne Cox in the mix.
ABC has denied reports of Perez’s departure.
Perez’s “View” cohort Rosie O’Donnell heatedly denied that Perez is departing during an episode last week.
“And no matter what you read anywhere,
“Fish in the Dark” previews begin Monday, Feb. 2, with a Thursday, March 5 opening date.