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Joy, 70 (yes she’s 70 years old!), made the shocking announcement to Deadline about her plan to quit the long-running ABC talk show when her contract ends in August.
“It seemed like the right time,” said Joy to Deadline during a phone interview on March 7. “You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.”
ABC also commented on Joy’s upcoming departure. “Joy Behar has been instrumental in the success of The View from the very beginning,” ABC said in a statement to Deadline. “We wish her all the best in this next chapter and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.”
Next to Barbara Walters, Joy is the second-to-last cast original cast member to remain on the show since it first aired 16½ years ago. Their fellow season one co-hosts Meredith Vieira and Star Jones departed the series in 2006, while Debbie Matenopoulos left in 1999. The current panel includes Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, and Sherri Shepherd.
As for the exact reason Joy is leaving the show, she is reportedly hoping to host a new interview show. There are also rumblings Joy is in talks with CNN.
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TELL US – WILL YOU MISS JOY ON THE VIEW?
Just a year after taking over Meredith Vieira‘s vacated position as the co-host of The Today Show, a new report is confirming NBC is planning to fire Ann Curry.
This news is not exactly a surprise as there had been rumblings in the past couple of months that Matt Lauer did not like Ann and wanted her fired. Add in the fact that the Today Show ratings had taken a bit of a dip this year, and this seems like an easy decision for NBC.
The NY Daily News is reporting that NBC has been having secret meetings in hopes of finding a different role at the morning show for Ann, who took over the co-hosting gig following Meredith’s departure last June.
Unfortunately for Ann, the ratings took a bit of a dive this year and the network believes Ann, 55, who has been with “Today” since 1997, formerly serving as a news anchor, is partially to blame.
Even worse for Ann, sources close to her reveal she doesn’t want to leave the show. “She got her dream job, and she doesn’t want to let it go,” a source close to her told the Times.
Ann has however accepted her fate, and began discussions with network officials weeks ago. She also hired lawyer Robert Barnett to represent her in negotiations.
As for her replacement, Savannah Guthrie, who co-hosts the third hour at “Today,” is said to be the front-runner as well as Meredith! NBC is refusing to comment on this report.
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TELL US – DO YOU THINK NBC SHOULD REPLACE ANN CURRY?