‘The View’ Bringing Back Former Cohosts To Celebrate 25th Anniversary

by Megan Molseed

The View is set to kick-off its twenty-fifth season on air next week. And, the hit morning talk show’s producers are bringing some familiar faces back to the stage to celebrate the milestone!

As always, we can plan on finding some exciting guests to grace The View’s stage as the new season gets underway. However, this season promises to be a little extra special.

The View celebrates its silver anniversary this fall. And, what better way to honor the milestone than with some guest appearances that will surely bring back some lovely memories for fans of the long-running talk show?

The View Brings Back Some Familiar Faces

The View has announced that some of our favorite past cohosts that once had a seat on The View panel will be returning as guest hosts throughout the season.

These appearances will include some of the hit shows hosts from the show’s premiere season in 1997 to some of the faces we have seen in more recent seasons. The popular show will bring a lot of our favorite familiar faces to segment producers have dubbed “Flashback Fridays.”

“I can’t think of a better way to kick off that celebration,” said The View executive producer Brian Teta of the upcoming shows.

Teta added that bringing these former hosts back is a great way to celebrate the many years the show has been on the air.

“We have so much planned to honor this amazing platform that Barbara Walters created,” noted Tetra of the upcoming anniversary season.

The first former The View cohost scheduled to take the stage is Star Jones.

Jones will be joining the group on Friday, September 10.

Star Jones will join The View’s regular hosts, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines Wednesday; for the first of The View’s twenty-fifth-anniversary flashbacks.

Finding the Perfect Voice For the Panel

In addition to the Flashback Friday hosts featured on The View, the popular morning show will also be featuring a lineup of regular guest hosts during its twenty-fifth season on air.

After recently bidding farewell to host Meghan McCain, The View has decided not to replace the host immediately. Instead, producers have opted to bring in a variety of guest hosts. With each guest cohost, producers have made it a priority the guest will fill in for McCain’s well-known conservative voice on the talk show.

On September 8, former Utah representative, Mia Love will take her place on the panel as the first guest host to fill McCain’s vacant seat on The View.

“We have some truly exciting plans to celebrate this anniversary all season long,” said Tetra. The producer added that the show plans to take their time finding a permanent host to replace Meghan McCain on The View’s hosting panel.

Among the big-names set to step onto the panel during The View’s twenty-fifth anniversary season are former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice; as well as broadcast journalist Gretchen Carlson; and well as Eboni K. Williams; and writer and journalist, Mary Katharine Ham.