10 Celebrities Who Should Co-Host The View

This lineup? It didn't exactly pan out.
This lineup? It didn't exactly pan out.
Courtesy of ABC, The View

It seems that right now all eyes are on The View.

Well, more eyes than normal. That's because with Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd having recently left their spots at the table, the only remaining host from last season is Whoopi Goldberg.

And while on Thursday, June 10, it was announced Rosie O'Donnell would be returning to the show (fingers crossed for drama), that still leaves at least three seats open for what is normally a five co-host show. So what remaining media personalities should make a full-time appearance on the next season of The View this fall? We have some ideas.

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10. Betty White

Ever since Barbara Walters left The View view back in May of 2014, the show has been missing its token grandma co-host. Betty White brings major crowd appeal to all areas of the show's daytime demographic: the young unemployed, the stay at home middle-aged who grew up on Gold Girls, and, of course, AARP members.


10 Celebrities Who Should Co-Host The View
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9. Bethenny Frankel

Whether you hate her, love her, or, most likely, love to hate her, Bethenny Frankel needs to be on TV. It is what she was born to do. And what with her recently canceled show, Bethenny, we have no doubt she's throwing all her talents skinny girl-ness into making another television appearance happen.

8. Sharon Osbourne

Frankel may favor the spotlight, but she pales in comparison to the slightly senior media whore that is Sharon Osbourne. The British media personality who first secured her American television spotlight with the MTV realty show, The Osbournes, has been getting by with bad summer programming and reality spin-offs. But maybe it's time the red haired rock wife stepped up her gab game and brought her English accent to The View table.

7. Pam Anderson

Pam Anderson needs a job like she needs her pixie cut to grow out. Unlike her modified breasts, the former Baywatch star's career has been sagging. But if she teamed up with this rather tame talk show, guests would be able to look forward to inappropriate ensembles and potentially juicy stories about her Tommy Lee days.


10 Celebrities Who Should Co-Host The View
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6. Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers's face is like a flame. You can't stop staring. But it's not just the plastic surgery that keeps us tuned in to the longtime TV personality and comedian. With Rivers on the show, viewers could look forward to hilariously offensive one-liners and unapologetic critiques of all the other co-hosts outfits.

5. Jessica Simpson

If we learned anything from her and her ex-husband's reality show, The Newlyweds, it's that buffalo wings don't actually come from buffalo, chicken doesn't live in the sea, and this Jesus-loving bombshell is a loveable quotable bozo. Think of the merchandise, or at the very least the memes, that you could generate from just one season of Jessica Simpson on The View. Just think of it.

4. Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho would add some much needed diversity to this show -- and no, we're not just talking about heritage. The View has been veering a little too straight edge for our taste. So who better to shake things up than a bisexual comedian, artist, burlesque performer who's dated the likes of Quentin Tarantino and has been an activist for both the Asian and LGBT communities? Plus, we're pretty sure she could unravel some latent lesbianism in at least one of the other co-hosts, which would make for some excellent daytime TV.


10 Celebrities Who Should Co-Host The View
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3. Giuliana Rancic

You just know the other ladies at The View table would be getting on Giuliana Rancic's case about her weight. And we'd be right there glued to our screens to watch the drama unfold. The tears, the accusations -- it's ripe with reality TV potential. Plus, since people could care less about her show with her beau and her baby, she's got a better chance of getting the attention she so craves by doing double time on E! and ABC.

2. Janeane Garofalo

Nowadays Janeane Garofalo will make the occasional appearance on Inside Amy Schumer or Real Time with BIll Mahr but, for the most part, her face has really faded from the television. Which is why we would like to take that negative Nelly and stick her where the sun does shine, a little too much if you ask us. Think of her as the Daria amidst a sea of bubbly talk show hosts.

1. Gayle King

The Oprah Winfrey Show and been gone for three years now. And while the media queen may still have her many other ventures in the works, maybe it's time to let BFF and CBS co-anchor Gayle King get a little more of the talk show spotlight. True, she's not Oprah, but we have feeling spending so much time with the woman has given King the competitive edge she needs to take over the next generation of daytime talk show audiences.

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