Joy Behar has announced she will be leaving "The View" this August when her contract is up.
Behar's departure will leave Barbara Walters as the lone original cast member on the daytime talk show, though her decision to leave seems to be made without any drama (unlike previous co-hosts Star Jones and Rosie O'Donnell's exits in 2006 and 2007 respectively).
“It seemed like the right time,” Behar told Deadline. “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 -- I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.”
"There goes the show," wrote in Huff/Post50 fan Lisa A. Sharples upon hearing the news.
Never fear "View" fans. We've created a list of women we'd feel would be perfect to step in and take Joy Behar's place on the ABC show. These ladies would be able to keep up the brassy conversation fans of the daytime show have tuned into for more than 15 years.
Who would you like to see replace Behar on "The View"? To see our picks, check out the slideshow below, and let us know your favorites to replace the star in the comments section.