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Elisabeth Hasselbeck ousted by 'The View'?

Reports say co-host has been canned for her 'extreme' POV

By TVDeeva Deanna Barnert Mar 8, 2013 4:09PM

It looks like "The View" could be a whole new show next season. On the heels of Joy Behar's exit news come reports that co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck will also be leaving, but not by choice.


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"Survivor" alumna Hasselbeck became an official co-host of "The View" in November 2003, with the idea that she would bring both a younger and more conservative perspective to the daytime talk show. Buzz now suggests that conservative voice is exactly why she won't be back at the table come September. 

Like "The View" co-hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd, Hasselbeck is not one to back down from her opinions. There have been several instances over the years in which her liberal colleagues like Walters and Goldberg have rolled their eyes at her or even gotten into a straight-up tussle over the issues. Now, some alleged market research claims TV viewers are on the same page.

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"The viewers they polled all said she was too extreme and right wing," an unnamed insider told Us Weekly. "People did not watch the show because of Elisabeth. So they told her yesterday her contract would not be renewed."


TV Newser also cites two sources confirming the exit news. 

While Hasselbeck is staying mum, thus far, a spokeperson from "The View" denied this report when approached by MSN TV -- sort of.

"Elisabeth Hasselbeck is a valued member of 'The View' and has a long-term contract," is the official line from the show. 


In TV terms, that contract doesn't mean much. We all know contracts can be broken. Calling Hasselbeck a "valued member" may count for something, but if Hasselbeck and "The View" don't speak to this on the Monday, March 11 episode, it won't be good news for the co-host. 

Stay tuned for more on this story as it unfolds. 


"The View" airs weekdays on ABC. 

Mar 19, 2013 11:27AM

Hasselbeck IS the only reason to watch this show... If not for her, I would never even think of watching it...I really watch very little of it but now it appears I will watch NONE of it... Who wants to listen to that big mouth whoopi anyway???

Mar 14, 2013 8:49AM
Wow...I thought she was was perfect counterbalance to an extremely liberal cast....she was the reason I watched, so I could hear both sides of an issue, then make up my own mind. If I wanted a biased opinion on social issues there are a dozen other shows to watch.....I guess when she leaves so will I.
Mar 12, 2013 10:35AM
Now all will be right if they replace Joy with a conservative so Lizzy doesn't  have to work so hard.
Being out numbered she sometimes seems to come on a little strong, But imagine having  to
prove a point when your 4  louder older sisters think your opinion doesn't  matter. I wouldn't take
that job on national TV , thank god for Elisabeth

Mar 12, 2013 9:35AM

Palin.  There, are you satisfied?   Spelling Palin's name is not the point.   The issue is her limited knowledge. And as far as Hasselbeck is concern, she can support any idea she desires.  It is the tactic used which the audience takes issue.    As though she is an authority.  Unfortunately she is not.   I just wonder about the behind the scene politics which took place for her to keep her job.



Mar 11, 2013 3:21PM
Keep Behar, dump the annoying Hasselcrack. She is a raving lunatic and the sole reason I do not watch the View. Opinions are one thing, her constant " I'm right and you're wrong" attitude is in desperate need of a serious beet-down.
Mar 11, 2013 12:39PM
I guess that today Barbara w said this is not true... too bad, she needs to go, the audience is tired of listening to her. she is very childish in how she communicates and does not know the true facts she speaks about.
Mar 11, 2013 12:29PM

I found her a bit immature for my taste.

Mar 11, 2013 12:03PM
I didn't watch the show because of two loud mouth women that tried to scream over the voice of every person that did not think the same way they did; which was all the time.  Elisabeth was the reason I USED to watch. If she's not going to be on there, I could care less about it staying on the air. Some women grow up and some don't. Tired of hearing whiney, screaming, complaining "women" think if they yell louder than everyone else, then they are right. A 4-year old does the same thing, but at least you can discipline them.
Mar 11, 2013 12:01PM
That's a great idea, ABC!  Let's fire the one hot chick who 50% of America agrees with!  YEA!
Mar 11, 2013 11:58AM
Elizabeth's arguments were not her own opinions so she could not deliver them plausibly. It's okay to have differences of opinions and still like the person whom you disagree with; but I believe Elizabeth just "rubs people the wrong way" even when she agrees with the others:(.
Mar 11, 2013 11:47AM
Elisabeth has every right to voice her opinions, just like the other ladies do. I personally lost interest in this show a long time ago and ready for it to just all be over!!!
Mar 11, 2013 11:41AM
I have no problem with and encourage different "views".  My problem is with Hasselbeck.  When Palen says she can see Russia from her house as proof of her foreign background or as proof of her vast knowledge, Hasselbeck, was quite indignant, anyone had issues with Palen's statement.   There is nothing wrong with anyone supporting Palen, but it's Hasselbeck's level of indignation that was more than I could handle.
Mar 11, 2013 11:37AM
And the other women's views are not extreme???  Wow.  Libs can't stand to hear any other POV can they?
Mar 11, 2013 11:30AM
As typical with the liberal mainstream media (and those that cherish it), they don't want to hear the opinions of anyone in contrast to their ideology.
Mar 11, 2013 11:30AM
Glad to see her go...just because she's a biased idiot.  NOW I can watch but  hate to see Joy go.
Mar 11, 2013 11:13AM
Ding dong the witch is dead, the wicked witch is dead..............................
Mar 11, 2013 11:07AM

Without Hasselbeck it will not be appropriately called "The View."

I will not watch will be just another left wing controlled broadcast.

I do not know why the "opinion" was that she is too strong in her values.....

who did they ask?  or did they just make that up as a reason?

I will not watch again if she is not on the program.

Mar 11, 2013 11:07AM
It's not that I'm against her opinions; it's her presentation that I can't stand.  She interupts her fellow co-hosts all the time, and doesn't let them say their peace.  She has been downright offensive, where the others have shown objectivity, she has been ONLY one sided.  She'll find something else, maybe they'll bring her back on SURVIVOR. 
Mar 11, 2013 10:51AM
never cared for the view and the people in it, onley  to show when a conservitive tells her open opinion she is let go.  She is better off being off , and woopi ought to go and get someone tomake her over, she looks like her clothes came off a street person, she should talk!!
Mar 11, 2013 10:47AM

When running for office a person has to lie to the american people today to get their vote, instead of being honest and just say 'I don't know if I can take care of that certain request' they lie so they can be elected.  I watched that show and Barbara Walters has always think that she owns tv and can say and do what she wants to do, and listen to her about other people, she has a track record, only she has money to clean up her record. 

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