Rosie Perez will be leaving The View permanently, with insiders suggesting the show may not return for a 19th season.
Perez is currently on a month-long leave from the talk show while she performs in Broadway’s Fish in the Dark, but will not be returning.
The 50-year-old actress was added to the show last minute and joined two other incoming hosts, Rosie O’Donnell and politico Nicolle Wallace.
The shakeup came after ratings plummeted after Barbara Walters retired.
Ratings stabilized but Perez never got used to reading a teleprompter or the show’s chat format.
ABC insiders revealed that the long-running talk show could end after this season, amid struggling ratings and discord among the talk show hosts.
The show is suffering some of its lowest ratings ever with its new team of Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell, Nicolle Wallace and Rosie Perez.
This show hasn’t been good in a long time and personally we find Rosie O’Donnell so annoying.
The network is considering the possibility of ending the show and replacing it with an extended version of ‘Good Morning America.’
An insider revealed, “The brass at ABC feels like they’ve tried to do everything possible to breathe new life into this show. They moved it from ABC Entertainment Daytime to the ABC News division, that was having so much success with Good Morning America.
“But in spite of the changes, nothing seems to be helping the sluggish ratings for the show. They’re ready to abandon ship at this point”.
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