Meghan McCain to Produce Lifetime Movie with Heather Locklear in First Project After Leaving ‘The View’

by Samantha Whidden

Looks like Meghan McCain will not be out of work very long after she leaves The View! The soon-to-be-former talk show co-host is now set to produce the Lifetime movie Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story, with Heather Locklear starring.

According to Deadline, the Megan McCain-produced Lifetime movie is inspired by the true story of Kristine Carlson, who is the co-author of the best-selling book series, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. Kristin wrote the books with her husband, Dr. Richard Carlson. The stories follow her as she finds her world “crash down” around her after Richard passes away unexpectedly. Staring alongside Locklear in the upcoming television movie are Natasha Bure, Jason MacDonald, and Emily Rose. 

Also commenting on her new producing gig, Meghan McCain took to Twitter and writes, “I am beyond excited and honored to be partnering with @lifetimetv and @kristincarlson to executive produce the legendary ‘Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff’ book into a Lifetime film with icon @HeatherLocklear starring. Can’t wait to share it with all of you!”

Meghan McCain is set to leave The View at the end of the show’s 24th season. There has yet to be an official announcement from ABC of who will replace McCain.

Meghan McCain Talks Being The “Queen of Burnout” on Twitter 

Prior to announcing her upcoming gig, Meghan McCain also reflected being the “Queen of Burn.” She posted a quote on her Instagram account that reads, “We need to stop glamorizing overworking. Please. The absence of sleep, good diet, exercise, relaxation, and time with friends and family isn’t something to be applauded. Too many people wear their burnout as a badge of honor and it needs to change.”

Meghan McCain explains that she relates to the quote and while she loves working, she has been burnout for a long, long time. “It only took my dad dying of terminal brain cancer, suffering a horrendous miscarriage, a global pandemic where I thought I would most likely die of COVID while pregnant and then experiencing fire time motherhood isolated and alone in quarantine for me to receive this known and really start believing it.” 

Meghan also says that she feels her mortality and the finite amount of time a human lifespan is more than ever and there’s nothing in this world guaranteed. “Also to those of you thinking this means I won’t be working in the fall, that is not the case. Stay tuned. I’m just finding a new path as I’m looking down the barrel of turning 40 in the post-so-distant future.”

McCain goes on to say that her book Bad Republican will be hitting stores soon. She previously wrote Dirty Sexy Politics and My Dad, John McCain.