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5 Ladies Who Could Replace Joy Behar On “The View”

Mike Vulpo |
March 9, 2013 | 8:28 a.m. PST

Senior Entertainment Editor At Large

This will be the last season for Joy Behar on "The View." (Twitter @JoyVBehar)
This will be the last season for Joy Behar on "The View." (Twitter @JoyVBehar)
After more than 16 years on ABC’s long running daytime talk show “The View,” Joy Behar announced this week she would be leaving the show.

 “It seemed like the right time,” the 70-year-old told Deadline Hollywood. “You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do.” The comedian hopes to return to standup and finalize a play she is writing.

Even though she will finish the rest of the season, we decided to think of five ladies who would be great replacements for Behar. Take a look and let us know whom we are missing in the comments section below.

1. Chelsea Handler

From late-night to daytime? The host of “Chelsea Lately” is never shy of sharing her opinions on pop culture. From Angelina Jolie to Taylor Swift, Handler always says what’s on her mind. Let’s just hope she hasn’t criticized her possible future cohosts too much already in her comedy. 

2. Meredith Viera

The “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” host has plenty of experience dealing with disagreements between the ladies. After being a big part of the table for nine years before moving to “Today,” Viera knows how to excite the group and calm them down. With more free time, will the 59-year-old return to her old stomping grounds? Or is that possible solo talk show gig still possible? Stay tuned.

3. Leah Remini

Fans were outraged when the funny lady was booted from “The Talk” with little to no explanation. Even with a new role on “Family Tools” coming to ABC this May, we’d love to see Remini be a regular part of our days once again. Holly Robinson Peete can come too.

4. Paula Abdul

Who else misses Abdul’s craziness on “American Idol?” The singer/dancer/TV personality has stayed quiet in recent months but could a talk show be the right step for the “Straight Up” singer’s career?

5. Lisa Vanderpump

One of America’s favorite Bravolebrities has been cracking fans up for several seasons on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Even with a stint on “Dancing With The Stars” coming this month, we think the charming and witty Brit could make it work bicoastal. Let’s just make sure Whoopi, Elisabeth and the ladies aren’t allergic to dogs. You’re coming to Giggy!

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