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.”
Ok NOW it's official, I have re-upped for 1 year returning to @TheView 4 the 2016/2017 season. Will continue 2 annoy some, delight others
— Whoopi Goldberg (@WhoopiGoldberg) July 11, 2016