7:15pm PT by Aaron Couch
Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace Joining 'The View'
The View has found its new co-hosts.
Actress Rosie Perez and political commentator Nicolle Wallace will join the ABC show when it returns with its new season Sept. 15, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Perez is set to take Broadway early next year in Larry David's Fish in the Dark. Wallace, a former communications director for George W. Bush, appeared on The View last month as a guest co-host.
The women join a show with a very different makeup following the recent exits of Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy. Whoopi Goldberg is the only member from the previous season returning, while Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to the show after having held a seat in the 2006-2007 season. Deadline first reported the Perez and Wallace news.
For the next next season, MSNBC exec Bill Wolff is stepping in as showrunner, with founding showrunner Bill Geddie exiting. The View is also relocating to a studio in the ABC Broadcast Center, formerly occupied by by Katie Couric.
The View has generally had five women in the mix, though Walters was not featured in every episode during her final years on the show.