9:29am PT by Kate Stanhope
'The View' Renewed for Season 20
The View is still looking good at ABC.
The network has renewed the daytime talk show for season 20, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
In addition, interim showrunner Candi Carter has been promoted to executive producer, making her the first African-American female in that position on the long-running, all-female series. It's not yet known which of the current panelists will return for season 20, which will begin in the fall.
The renewal comes several months after a series of co-host musical chairs that saw the departures of Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace at various points during season 18, as well as the additions of Candace Cameron Bure, Paula Faris, Michelle Collins, Raven-Symone as well as Joy Behar, who returned two seasons after her first exit from the series. Former co-host Sherri Shepherd has also returned this season as a contributor.
Whoopi Goldberg currently serves as the moderator and is also The View's current longest-running on-air talent.
“This season The View has once again been at the very heart of the political conversation and cultural conversation in America,” said ABC News president James Goldston. “Candi and the team have worked tirelessly to make The View the place to be heard for an impressive roster of celebrities, politicians and people in the news.”
Carter has served as interim showrunner since last August and had worked on The Oprah Winfrey Show for more than 15 years prior. Carter's promotion comes less than a week after the network promoted Channing Dungey to president of ABC Entertainment, making her the first African-American head of a broadcast network.
"It's an honor to be part of the extraordinary legacy built by Barbara Walters, the exceptional, funny and smart women at the table led by Whoopi Goldberg and a terrific team behind the scenes," Carter said. "Every day is a thrill."
The renewal comes as The View continues to battle The Talk in the ratings. Although The View blazed the trail and long the ratings leader, The Talk overtook The View in the ratings for the first time last year. In the most recent ratings, for the week of Feb. 8, The View was tops in total viewers (2.97 million) and beat The Talk among women ages 18-49.
Variety was first to report the news.