Conservative co-host Nicolle Wallace axed on ‘The View’

16 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘The View’ Cuts Nicolle Wallace After One Season.

Deputy Chief of Staff Joe Hagin, Press Secretary Scott McClellan, Communications Director Nicole Wallace and new Chief of Staff Joshua Bolton (L-R) walk from the Oval Office behind U.S. Just last fall, Wallace and Rosie Perez joined Whoopi Goldberg and returning Rosie O’Donnell in a completed revamped version of the veteran daytime chatfest. And, to make matters worse, she frequently made comments during the show about just how little she knew about the celebrities who were often the topic of discussion. But the ratings remained on the downside, talk at the proverbial watercooler was nil, O’Donnell made a quick exit, and Perez announced her departure just last week.

Bure is among those in the running to replace Wallace as a show co-host and is said to be a fave because she has those “strong opinions” and creates buzzy/social-media-friendly moments. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque – RTR1CNNA “The View” producers have axed Nicolle Wallace as one of the show’s regular co-hosts but offered to bring back her head on a platter every so often and let it talk, as one of its stable of rotating guest contributors. Perez’s departure was confirmed last week, and in a report from TheWrap on Wednesday, the former White House communications chief won’t be returning either. Bush and senior adviser for the McCain-Palin campaign who famously was played by Sarah Paulson in HBO’s Emmy-winning Game Change was selected as the resident Republican on the show in September. Wallace was an important voice on the panel as arguably the sole conservative co-host – a role most famously served by longtime co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

It was announced earlier this month that Rosie Perez was going to be departing, and we were hearing in turn that Michelle Collins would be making more of a presence herself going into the upcoming season this fall. While political insiders wondered what she was smoking when she accepted the clown-car gig in the first place, sources tell Deadline that producers decided Wallace was not a good fit for the show because she did not disagree strongly with the other co-hosts as often as hoped — and was not particularly well-versed on celebrities and things pop culture.

Wallace’s future was looking kinda iffy the longer “The View” put off announcing a re-upping of her one-year contract; news she was out as co-host first was reported by Variety. You know, like show Den Mother Whoopi Goldberg, who recently made major social-media moments for the ABC News program with her stunning defense of Bill Cosby against the 40-ish women who have accused him of having drugged and/or sexually assaulted them, in which Whoopi explained, “It’s my opinion, and the American courts agree with me because still he has not been taken to jail or tried on anything.

Wallace’s hire last season was backed by show executive producer Bill Wolff, who came from MSNBC, where Wallace continues to appear as a contributor, despite her shocking lack of Kardashian knowledge and un-shrillness.

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