Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace Join 'The View'


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Actress Rosie Perez, 49, and Nicolle Wallace, 42, will join the ABC daytime talk show when it returns for a new season on September 15.

"I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I've been asked to join The View," said Perez. "Knowing that I'll be in the company of Whoopi, Rosie and Nicolle, three very smart and engaging women that I have an immense amount of respect for, makes it even more unbelievable. The opportunity to connect with our nation's audience on a daily basis... icing on the cake! Very happy."

"I am honored to join the tradition of compelling conversations that has been the signature of The View for the better part of two decades," said Wallace. "I have watched The View for many years and now to be seated alongside three women that I have admired is both humbling and incredibly exciting."

The ladies will join Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg on the panel which recently saw exits from co-hosts Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.

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"These are powerful and accomplished women from different walks of life who have had amazing personal and professional experiences. Each brings incredible perspective and information to the table," said executive producer Bill Wolff. "This mix of smart, vibrant and energetic women is unlike anything else on daytime television."

Perez recently scored a Broadway gig, playing opposite Larry David in his play Fish In The Dark. She also served as a guest host on The View in February.

Wallace, who served as communications director for George W. Bush, has also guest hosted on the show before, making three appearances last year.

Do you think these two women are right for the panel?