A new engagement AND a new job?!
That might be what's in store for Katie Couric because we hear she's thinking about bailing on the sinking ship that is her talk show.
Although Katie is only in its second season, it seems it's become obvious that this show isn't exactly going to be the next Oprah. But that apparently could be just fine for Katie because she might have a bigger and better plan in mind!
Even though Barbara Walters maintained for a bit that she wasn't leaving The View panel anytime soon, we did eventually find out her plans for retirement next year. And an insider revealed the timing might be beyond perfect:
"Execs are so concerned about publicly humiliating Katie by canceling her show in the middle of her second season that they want to put her on The View this year to slide into Barbara’s chair."
It seems ABC is ready to give Katie the can because she can't carry a solo show, but at least that can might come with the cushy, silver-lining of The View.
We just hope she's got her boxing gloves cleaned up!
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