Hasselbeck Back on ‘The View’ Next Month

Conservative voice of ABC’s daytime chatfest sets post-maternity leave return date.

Last Updated: September 30, 2009 @ 11:13 AM

This is good or bad news, depending on where you stand on the matter of Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

ABC today announced that Hasselbeck will return to "The View" on Monday, Oct. 19. She’s been on maternity leave since Aug. 7.

Hasselbeck is the ultraconservative voice on the ABC chatfest. Her absence has been filled with a series of guest hosts, ranging from LaToya Jackson to Kate Gosselin.