Nicolle Wallace Axed as ‘The View’ Co-Host (EXCLUSIVE)

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. According to Variety, ABC has fired Wallace from her position as one of The View’s co-hosts- although there’s potential for her to return in a smaller role down the line.

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.

Sources claim that most of the reason for it is the lack of pop culture knowledge that we see from Wallace, who is more of a political commentator and apparently she was not bringing enough to that field to make everyone involved satisfied. 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. 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.

With ratings down considerably compared to past year, and heightened competition from CBS’s The Talk, some are wondering if it might not be time to just call it a day and let The View ride off into the sunset. 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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