Joy Behar is leaving 'The View'
March 8th, 2013
09:53 AM ET

Joy Behar is leaving 'The View'

Joy Behar is ready to vacate her seat at "The View's" table.

An ABC spokesperson confirmed to CNN that the veteran TV personality and former HLN host will leave the daytime program at the end of the season.

The network reports that she's been with "The View," which also features Whoopi Goldberg, Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, since it premiered in 1997.

As for why Behar's chosen to leave after 16½ years, she said that it "seemed like the right time to move on." Although "The View's" hosting panel has seen plenty of changes over the years, Walters and Behar have been the two mainstays, says The Hollywood Reporter.

“Joy Behar has been instrumental in the success of 'The View' from the very beginning," an ABC spokesperson told CNN. "We wish her all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.”

According to THR, the 16th season will wrap in August.

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  1. jeaniceclinton-roman

    joy makes me laugh she has impecable timing hope to see her on another tvshow soon.

    March 20, 2013 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. JipJipJimmy

    I think I just pooed my pants.

    March 19, 2013 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. K. West

    they screw up and then K. has too take the blame for everything...your a grown boy.....stay detached a bit from
    stupidity. they don't even get it right...i had too flash my boobs too get a stupid is that. dumb bimbos

    March 12, 2013 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. K. West

    Your a man...stay true too yourself don't follow a bunch of bimbos who screw up all the time and make K look like an idiot....have fun do your thing but stay detached from that PROJECT sometimes.

    March 12, 2013 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. K. West

    kanye needs to stay clear of THIS PROJECT because he needs to develop more prestige as an artist and not looked at as some schnook from harlem.

    March 12, 2013 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. She Handed Us the Boob Movie herself

    go back too bed!!!!!!

    March 12, 2013 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. boob movie---She Gave It too Us...

    she's stupid!!!!! sheesh all this writing....go back too bed!!!!!!

    March 12, 2013 at 4:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. The Boob movie was too "help us" and you went for it.

    Do you see why your a stupid, disrespected hack.

    March 12, 2013 at 4:11 am | Report abuse |


    1. crashes computer 2 times a day
    2. calls and hangs up
    3 hacked in everywhere into 123 and trap account at least every day

    March 11, 2013 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |


    March 11, 2013 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Paul Atkinson

    I will never watch the view again ever until that girl , Elizabeth fake ass lady is gone. Period. The End!
    nothing about politics, but always loved Joy and Whoopi......

    March 11, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. I find it strange in these times..

    if someone does not like a blogger they refer too another blogger as can't even freshen that up
    you have to creativity

    March 11, 2013 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. She is a mean and bitter woman

    that's 95% of the problem...keep moving leader...

    March 11, 2013 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Jcraw

    Joy is a mean and bitter woman. There is nothing positive about this nasty woman. She is know-it-all and I am glad she is leaving the View but it would be even better if Whoopi "I am an expert on everything" Goldberg would leave. The show needs some new faces or just cancel the show.

    March 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. MrsC

    So glad Elizabeth is leaving although I will really miss Joy's dry humor and VIEW point but could they please take Sherri with them so someone with an IQ above 90 could be hired in her place? Poor Whoopie – you can see her cringing half the time with Sherri's ignorance and Elizabeth's right wing nonsense.

    March 11, 2013 at 2:42 am | Report abuse |
    • this 90 iq blog we have also seen 9 million times

      in 4 million different ways *

      March 11, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  16. BrianTellsJohn

    It's all here:

    March 11, 2013 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  17. Tom

    Stopped watching the show years ago. Couldn't stand all of those hens all talking at the same time and over each other. What I mostly couldn't tolerate though was that little rodent faced Hasselbach and her constant right wing moaning and preaching. Joy always made me laugh...despite her sometimes rough delivery. Then Sheri Shepherd just started to be the most annoying mouth on the show. So good luck Joy...and we'll probably see Hasselmouth on some stupid reality show...or more likely she'll get a contract on Fox (faux) News.

    March 10, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Will fukya

    What view? All I see is a bunch of old cows who should grazing on the hillside than be on national tv.

    March 9, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Where's Oob--let's put his ass in place...

    if ever a puck? you better keep that mouth shut–da one you talk will say nope, never don't know her...and why because he lud Madonna...KAPEESH

    March 9, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • no bucks hungrey Oob...

      just a little respect. k?

      March 9, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Huh!

      Exactly what drugs are you on?

      March 9, 2013 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • suffocated.

      no drugs!

      March 9, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Huh!

      Well then, I think you have a good legal case toward whatever school you went to (if you did). They failed you miserably. I was giving you the benefit of the doubt, thinking you were on drugs.

      March 9, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  20. tina

    will have too take a blog audience hit because she opened her mouth too the wrong turn
    he gave her the parking lot rock story

    March 9, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  21. Boy Crazy Scenario-2 Bimbo Authors

    Set up –why would anyone talk about who they sleep with on a blog i find that odd–at my age you
    didn't think that was a set up?

    one of my boyfriends is a he has never said a word and why because men respect me and "x"
    man has too keep his mouth shut or it stays where it is.

    March 9, 2013 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  22. Hassellbeck is out of job also

    never had her notes straight and never properly prepared before air time - behar is always prepared and never draws conclusions unless they are accurate... behar is a ratings loss too abc....hasselbeck is NO ratings loss time be prepared before looking like an idiot

    March 9, 2013 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      I'm surprised Elizabeth lasted this long. I don't even watch the show anymore, just because of her.

      March 9, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  23. where's nathan?

    Justin is getting ready! truth..spring is fun!

    March 9, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  24. a spring affair with joy would be nice...


    March 9, 2013 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  25. time for joy to get on that project...

    yay joy

    March 9, 2013 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  26. Butt Goal

    have the time now–maybe we can make a movie....spring fun!

    March 9, 2013 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  27. AllensWoody

    Is this the show where they sit around a table, and b1tchh and moan about current events? Does anyone ever watch that show, except The Soup for clips?

    March 9, 2013 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  28. The View

    Elizabeth is a big mouth who never has her notes straight she just blabs without know the the facts–Joy gets the whole scenario before determining her conclusions....Elizabeth is not what we call a reliable source, Elizabeth
    has her own agenda and is not that resouceful and will say anything...i find Elizabeth NOT reliable and rude.

    March 9, 2013 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      Couldn't agree with you more. I quit watching the show, just because of her.

      March 9, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Agreed.

      for ratings they should have kept behar 1 more year...hasselbeck is never prepared - i wil NOT be watching this show because of behar leaving NOT because of that moron hasselbeck.

      March 9, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Agreed.

      for ratings they should have kept behar 1 more year...hasselbeck is never prepared – i will NOT be watching this show because of behar leaving NOT because of that moron hasselbeck.

      March 9, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  29. Your in everyones business

    yet you don't know what's is really happening.

    March 9, 2013 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  30. There never was a public failure again

    because she likes him....

    March 9, 2013 at 5:53 am | Report abuse |
  31. how about

    we send elizabeth on a 3 month vacation so Joy can fill in

    March 9, 2013 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  32. craftylady66

    I love Joy! I don't think I'll be watching the view anymore when she is gone! I look forward everyday to Joy's comments and insight. I love the fact that Elizabeth is going away though. Too bad Elizabeth couldn't go away and leave joy there.

    March 9, 2013 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  33. SameoldThing

    It is about time!!! Have hated her and turned this show off five years ago. No matter what the discussion, she was clueless. Yelling your point or other's talking points does not make you informed, which is why her other shows have flopped. They say her next move is CNN, it will be like having Spitzer again; anther ratings drop because the person is unable to carry a show. Here's hoping for another very public failure! It couldn't happen to a nicer person.

    March 9, 2013 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • There never was a public failure again

      and there never will be because she likes him.

      March 9, 2013 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
    • There will never be a public failure

      because she likes him too much and what happened 5 years ago was the truth but not that serious and was a female issue...and don't start my day i said before i have nothing too hide from anyone...

      March 9, 2013 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  34. Stacy Harris

    I've always wondered why Joy Behar was never chosen as The View's moderator (something she has earned by virtue of her longevity) and how Ms. Behar feels about that.

    Joy Behar gives The View its spunk while Elisabeth Hasselbeck gives the show its "balance." My political views fall somewhere in between Joy Behar's and Elizabeth Hasselbeck's viewpoints.

    With Barbara Walters having signaled plans to all but retire and Ms. Walters' recent health issues having exacerbated her increasing frailty, attrition at The View seems to an acknowledgement that the handwriting is on the wall: this series will likely not last beyond next season.

    Stacy Harris
    Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
    Stacy's Music Row Report

    March 8, 2013 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary718

      I like Elizabeth. She is a good counterpoint to the very left leaning Behar. No surprise that Behar works at Current TV.
      The reports are that Elizabeth doesn't suit the female audience members, They must all be very wealthy stay at home liberal brats. Conservative women are too busy working to pay taxes, in my opinion.

      March 9, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • tina and amy

      will have too take a professional hit for their behavior and what information has returned too me in the last 6 months
      by the tina's mouth

      NOT OOB

      March 9, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Well

      So Mary, aren't you from the rich party? I think you have that all backwards. Us libs are from the middle class. We work hard for our money. The reason the viewing public doesn't like Elizabeth is because she is annoying and off base. Just a republican who uses the faux news talking points to her determent. I wish she'd leave.

      March 9, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  35. Start With Me 321

    the view always sucked...i will never watch it even when i'm fulltime home...ridiculous show

    March 8, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Most of the fans wish Hasselbeck was off the show

    she is jealous of others, rude beyond her years, bitter too people who have never done anything too her yet she is compelled to pick on others...who the heck is she...NOT quality tv that's for sure.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Hasselbeck

    typical controlling snob...can't stand the woman, she is rude bitter and nasty and thinks who the heck she is..

    can't stand the woman and most feel the way i do....

    March 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Happy 123

    why is she not relevant? explain...

    March 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  39. FK YOU

    that's because we are waiting for joy too fall on her nasty little bitter face.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bella

      I stopped watching the view BECAUSE of Joy!!!!! Thank god she is leaving so i can start watching it again, unfortunately have to wait 5 more months! She is a loud, obnoxious, old bitty, who thinks every SHE says is funny, Crazy Broad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      March 9, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Paul

    All those far-left liberals on the View, and just one conservative. I never thought that was fair., even though Behar,
    Whoopi and the other one– are pretty weak.
    I'd love to see Michelle Malkin as a co-host on The View; she can hold her own against anyone.
    I'd love to see Carly Fiorina as a co-host on The View, too; she's also very strong.
    There are many other strong, independent-thinking conservative women who could replace Hasselbeck.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Paul

      Malkin? All that woman spouts is right wing hatred. I wouldn't be surprised to find out she was a card carrying clan member. She is only prevalent on Faux News, because hatred is all they push. Did you see Bill O'Reilly the other night. The man is an utter nut case. Malkin, are you freakin' kidding me.

      March 9, 2013 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  41. Joey

    If only she was relevant and not just loud.

    March 8, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  42. finished 2 calls..

    geeze boring.

    March 8, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Dude looks like a lady...

    however you deserve it.

    March 8, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  44. YABA

    My comment is more on her age. I cannot believe she is 70; looks very good.
    Best way for her to leave the show is if Bill O'reilly comes on the show, he says something, she walks off never to come back again. Great ending and a smile from Bill!!!

    March 8, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  45. DeeDee

    Joy and Whoopee had the knowledge. Babs maybe but she has forgotten and not up on any current trends. Eliz and Sherry are vacant.

    March 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Behar just repeats same-old, same-old liberal rhetoric, and, anyone who fell for the corrupt, phony Al Gore like she did, can't be too swift.

      Whoopi just flies off the handle and screams, very unprofessional.

      March 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      Ah yes Whoopi's precious knowledge "I know it was not ra pe ra pe"

      That was so brilliantly intelligent.

      March 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Judy

    If only Barbara & Sherry would leave...better yet lets get a whole new panel

    March 8, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  47. From our farts too yours--123

    thank you all from bars, decks and parties (outside of course) we wish you the best...mike– thank you for your efforts
    outside of petro's grill recently

    March 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Observer

    Hopefully they replace her with Michelle Malkin...

    March 8, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  49. UsedBed

    Behar sisters are just not that good-LMAO

    March 8, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  50. you seem too forget..

    i'm not her and it was 5 years ago–we know she looked at the medical records...i am not taking anything..because there was no reason too

    March 8, 2013 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  51. No Worries

    we know she saw my medical records and all went no biggie...i run, exercise and just have too watch monthly.

    there is no reason too lie

    March 8, 2013 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  52. Its ok

    i know she saw it...she announced on a reason too lie

    March 8, 2013 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  53. Slug

    Now a new phrase for the dictionary... Being a behar: mean, b!tchy and opinionated; intolerant shrew.

    March 8, 2013 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  54. shar

    I am glad she is leaving she gave the View a bad reputation and turned alot of viewers off. I never met anyone who claim to believe in GOD and be so unholy and hateful .....

    March 8, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  55. Victoria Schnickey

    she is a meanie...whoa.

    March 8, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  56. vickie

    it's about time – she is a mean-spirited person who, in true liberal fashion, has no tolerance for a different opinion. It's her way or no way...

    March 8, 2013 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Marie Bluck

      you think? Nah

      March 8, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • anne

      You may be right about her being mean-spirited-but "in true liberal fashion"? That's crap and you know it. Unfortunately, most liberals give the other side too much credence and consideration. You must have never run into a real conservative. They not only believe they're always right–but insist on trying to make you agree with them.

      March 8, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Ha!

      You tell 'em Anne. Behar maybe a little brassy, but I think she is funny, and tells it like it is. You conservative's hero is Rush Limbaugh. A big bag of gaseous vapor that spews nothing but right wing rhetoric, and you sheep believe everything he says. Then in turn, you tell everybody who will listen to you that crap as fact. No wonder your party is in such disarray.

      March 8, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • sharky


      yeah anne Behar and Goldberg walking off stage because O'Reilly said something about Muslims. Man that was true consideration and credence eh.

      March 9, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Sharky

      I saw that show. Those two women had every right to walk off that stage. When you have a man who represents the right, say something so hateful, yeah I'd walk off, too. Bill O'Reilly is a right wing bigot.

      March 10, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  57. Good

    Elizabeth should join her, can't stand Elizabeth.

    March 8, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  58. bwsd

    The View will be short a very "Joyless" person and better off for it

    March 8, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  59. Laurie

    joy is always pleasing too the eye...especially in the black blouse she wore this morning

    March 8, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  60. Laurie

    thanks for letting us know where i sit.

    March 8, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  61. Shirley

    I am glad and I hope her replacement will help Elizabeth as the panel is off sided. She is way too harsh and makes the show hard to watch at times.

    March 8, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  62. you do

    because joy told everyone-

    March 8, 2013 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  63. Tired

    That is no loss – the woman is mean and it is about time. She is also someone who believe she is always right and if guests and other do not agree with her she constantly says things that are meant to hurt people and is someone who should never be on TV.

    March 8, 2013 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • LucyRicardo

      I agree. She's a big mouth who should have gone a long time ago.

      March 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  64. Joy Behar

    So WHAT, who CARES?

    March 8, 2013 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |

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