Joy Behar Throws in the Towel

Joy Behar

After 16 years with ABC’s The View, Joy Behar is walking away when her contract ends in August.

She recently said in an interview with Deadline, “It seemed like the right time. You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do.”

Including a possible show on CNN! She says, “I want to do an intelligent talk show where you have room to breath.”

Well breathe all you can Joy, you are one of two original The View members to leave the roundtable. From the 1997 round-up, only her and creator Barbara Walters stayed put this long with the show.

Maybe this will mean an early retirement for Barbara as well? Nahhhh, she’s at her prime!

Whatever Behar does, we have no doubt she will do something that doesn’t neglect her stand-up. The best of luck to you, Joy!

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