Donna Svennevik / Associated Press
September 9, 2013
McCarthy is joining ABC's weekday talk show "The View" as a co-host following the exits of conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck and liberal Joy Behar. McCarthy made 17 appearances and acted as a guest co-host eight times before she joined for good. The program's queen bee Barbara Walters said, "We love [McCarthy] because she's fun and uninhibited and opinionated enough to help us begin the latest chapter in 'The View' history."