“The View” Announces Massive Reunion for Barbara Walters’ Retirement

Posted Wednesday April 16, 2014 1:10 PM GMT

For 17 years “The View” has been a constant source of inspiration and insightful discourse, and in honor of Barbara Walters' retirement ABC will bring back all 11 hosts.

According to ABC Entertainment’s Paul Lee, Meredith Vieira, Joy Behar, Star Jones, Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy, Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Rosie O’Donnell, Lisa Ling and Debbie Matenopoulos will all return for a grand finale on Thursday, May 15th.

Lee explained, “Barbara Walters’ status as a trailblazer, a legend and an icon are undeniable,” in a statement earlier today (April 16).

"By creating a talk show panel with multiple hosts she changed the daytime landscape with a concept that is now widely emulated. It's a true testament to her legacy. We are grateful to her and recognize her enormous contribution to ABC Entertainment and the indelible mark she has left on television."

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