The scenario is being played out as Perez is away from the show to appear on Broadway in “Fish in the Dark.” But it appears she won’t have a seat at the table when her stage stint is done. In the meantime, the people in charge behind the scenes are gonna give younger co-host candidates a shot at Rosie’s seat.
“The View” has experienced a dramatic tumble in ratings in its 18th season with new co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Nicolle Wallace joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg. Perez was handpicked by the show’s new executive producer Bill Wolff as a last-minute choice after the show underwent a reinvention this past summer after the retirement of Barbara Walters.
The choice of Perez was a surprise, given the other contenders that were in the mix last year. But Perez never got a hang of the show’s mixture of hard and soft news, and she had trouble reading from a TelePrompTer, insiders say.
In addition to changes in front of the camera, there will also be some staff changes as well.