Whoopi Goldberg Signs on for Another Year of ‘The View’

Host officially extends contract through 2016-17 season

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Whoopi Goldberg has re-upped her contract with “The View” for another year, the host announced Monday.

After extended negotiations, Goldberg announced on Twitter that she has officially signed on for the 2016-17 season of the ABC daytime talk show, and “will continue 2 annoy some, delight others.”

As TheWrap previously reported last month, Goldberg had been planning to leave the show at the end of this season, but experienced a change of heart and agreed to stay on for at least one more year.

Goldberg’s new agreement is likely a relief for the network, as “The View” heads into yet another period of transition heading into its 20th season. Last month, co-host Michelle Collins was sent packing after just one year on the show as a regular co-host. Sara Haines, frequent guest co-host and weekend edition anchor on “Good Morning America,” will reportedly join the show full-time.

ABC has not yet announced its intentions for two more current panelists, Raven-Symoné and Candace Cameron Bure. Joy Behar — who sat out two seasons before returning last year — is the sole remaining co-host from “The View’s” original 1997 lineup.

ABC’s morning lineup has faced a number of major changes this year, including the announcement in April that the network is moving Michael Strahan, former co-host of “Live With Kelly and Michael,” to “Good Morning America.”