Joy Behar Returning to 'The View' – Plus, New Season 19 Co-Hosts Revealed!

by Leanne Aguilera 12:55 PM PDT, August 25, 2015
Playing Joy Behar Returning to 'The View' – Plus, New Season 19 Co-Hosts Revealed!

A familiar face is returning to The View!

Original co-host Joy Behar will be returning to the panel for season 19 of the iconic daytime hit, ABC announced via press release on Tuesday.

"Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in," Behar, who co-hosted for seasons 1-16, said in the statement. "I'm happy to be back home. And I'm looking forward to sticking my two cents into the hot topics, especially now that Hillary and the Donald are in the spotlight."

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In addition to Behar's homecoming, the network also revealed that Full House star Candace Cameron Bure, and Good Morning America Weekend co-anchor Paula Faris, will join moderator Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné and Michelle Collins as co-hosts.

But the stars just keep on coming! Season 19 of The View, which will now air live five days a week as opposed only four days, will feature a new team of contributors on politics, style, food, culture, beauty and wellness.

This team will include the return of fan favorite, Sherri Shepherd, as well as regular appearances by Padma Lakshmi, Stacy London, Ana Navarro and Molly Sims.

"As The View embarks on a remarkable 19th season, I am extremely proud to see the legacy of smart and diverse women engaging in entertaining and thought-provoking conversation continue,” The View's creator and executive producer, Barbara Walters, said.

Season 19 of The View premieres Tuesday, Sept. 8 on ABC.