The View will be missing its lone conservative voice when it returns to daytime TV on Sept. 7. Earlier this summer, Meghan McCain made the difficult decision to leave the show to focus on her family, but her seat on the panel remains empty. Though her views were often controversial and usually in direct contrast to the other women, her voice was important, and contributed to a healthy debate.
ABC is now on the hunt for the right replacement to join co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines, scheduling a roster of high-profile women to add to the conversation. Among those on the list — Real Housewives of New York’s Eboni K. Williams and Southern Charm’s Cameron Eubanks.
Both women have a shot at becoming a permanent host
Yes, it’s random, but it’s kind of brilliant. Eboni K. Williams has never been one to shy away from hard conversations around race or politics — leading to much of the criticism around her on RHONY. Let’s not forget, TV hosting is her thing. Before reality TV, she was a news correspondent and contributor for FOX News and CBS News, on top of hosting Revolt TV’s State of the Culture. However, her liberal viewpoints may blend in with the other voices on the panel who may share her opinions.
And then there’s Cameron Eubanks — a more conservative voice and a mother with, well… southern charm. Eubanks is also quite vocal about her opinions as we’ve seen on the show, but often rode the fence on issues within her group of friends and left the show before the cast started tackling deeper issues on race in Charleston. However, Eubanks is wildly relatable, and if she’s willing to go there, her viewpoints may offer dynamism to the conversations when it’s her turn to co-host on The View.
But, there are others vying for Meghan’s spot
These two face stiff competition, though. Also confirmed to co-host is former Utah congresswoman Mia Love, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson, S.E. Cupp, Alyssa Farah, and Mary Katherine Ham.
After everyone has had a go at it, ABC will most likely choose the stand-out for the permanent gig.