2016 is officially the year of daytime casting changes!
First we were surprised when Michael Strahan blindsided Kelly Ripa with the news that he was leaving Live! for a permanent position on Good Morning America.
Then we were absolutely shocked when The Real revealed that they had fired Tamar Braxton!
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Well, now it looks like The View wants to get in on the fun… because we're now hearing Raven-Symoné, Candace Cameron Bure, and Michelle Collins are all leaving the show between now and the Summer hiatus!
According to a Daily Mail report out Wednesday, a source close to production claims that ABC has already selected the replacements expected to join Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and Paula Faris for Season 21, saying:
"The network loves Sara Haines and so does Whoopi, who has been vocal about saying to executives that Sara should have always been hired over GMA's Paula Faris. After more than a year of working with her, Whoopi still can't stand Paula and thinks she's the wrong fit for the show. [But] she'll be back for sure, no matter how much she drives Whoopi crazy."
In addition to the Good Morning America correspondent, CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin will reportedly be making the jump up to full-time panelist this Fall!
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However, despite initial rumors surrounding the show, Whoopi will not be going anywhere seeing as she's just signed another $2.5 million contract — which sounds like a lot but is actually only half of what she made this year…
While Michelle will be exiting to focus on other hosting commitments with ABC, the source revealed dramatically different reasons for Raven and Candace's sudden departures, saying:
"[Candace] hates the commute and being away from [her] family. Between Fuller House and those Hallmark Channel movies she does, she'd rather focus on being an actress.
[On the other hand,] Raven just may be the worst hire in the history of this show!"
Dayum!!! This snitch isn't messing around!
This should definitely make for an interesting Summer…
Do U think The View can survive without Raven, Candace, or Michelle??
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