12:57pm PT by Kate Stanhope
Whoopi Goldberg Returning to 'The View' for Season 21
Whoopi Goldberg is staying put at The View.
The longtime co-host has signed on to return for season 21 of the ABC daytime talk show, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
This will mark Goldberg's tenth season on the series. She is by far the show's current longest-running host, having weathered several ensemble shake-ups throughout her time on the show. Joy Behar is about to wrap her 18th season on the series, but she was absent for two of the seasons Goldberg was with the show.
In addition to Goldberg and Behar, The View's current co-hosts include Paula Faris, Sara Haines, Jedediah Bila and Sunny Hostin. This past season saw the departures of Raven-Symone and Candace Cameron Bure, both of whom exited to focus their time on other projects, most notably Symone's That's So Raven sequel series and Bure's Fuller House, which launches its third season in September.
With the many recent talent changes on The View, the daytime stalwart has found itself in tougher competition with CBS' The Talk. Coincidentally, Friday marked the last day for that show's longtime co-host Aisha Tyler.
The View introduced a new set and a new theme for its 20th anniversary season. Candi Carter and Brian Teta executive produce.
Goldberg has continued to juggle her View duties with her acting career in recent years. Earlier this year, she appeared in ABC's scripted drama miniseries When We Rise and also lent her voice to Disney Channel's Descendants 2 movie, playing Ursula. The actress will next play herself in an episode of Amazon's The Tick and will also star opposite Charlie Sheen in the drama film 9/11.
The View kicks off season 21 next month on ABC.