Report: Jenny McCarthy Close to Joining ‘The View’

by | July 5, 2013 at 6:33 PM | The View, TV News

Jenny McCarthy (VH1)

The View” may finally be closing in on some new blood.

Jenny McCarthy, the current host of her own talk show on VH1, is in serious discussions to join the ABC daytime show as a replacement for the departing Joy Behar, according to Us Weekly. Behar is expected to leave for new opportunities next month.

“She is in serious talks right now,” a source told the publication. “Her show isn’t quite working out, so she’s definitely open to it.”

“The cast and crew get a kick out of Jenny,” said another insider. “She’s a good fit. She may not be able to carry a show, but she works well with a group ensemble.”

In addition, the report says that Brooke Shields continues to be the leading candidate to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck this fall. However, Hasselbeck’s departure has yet to be officially announced.