'The View' kicks off new era with two Rosies, Nicolle Wallace

NEW YORK -- ABC's "The View" began a new season Monday with three new hosts, one of whom is very familiar to viewers.

Former host Rosie O'Donnell rejoined the daytime talk show, along with Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace. With the departures of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd and the retirement of Barbara Walters, that leaves moderator Whoopi Goldberg as the only returning host.

"I am beyond thrilled, honored and completely surprised that I've been asked to join 'The View,'" said Perez, an actress. "Knowing that I'll be in the company of Whoopi, Rosie and Nicolle, three very smart and engaging women that I have an immense amount of respect for, makes it even more unbelievable."

Wallace called the new job "both humbling and incredibly exciting."

"I am honored to join the tradition of compelling conversations that has been the signature of 'The View' for the better part of two decades," said Wallace, a Republican political analyst and author.

"The View" got new leadership over the summer, with Bill Wolff taking over as executive producer and Brian Balthazar as co-executive producer. "The View" has also moved to the ABC Broadcast Center and will have a new set with an on-camera social media station, new logo and a new color scheme.

O'Donnell appeared on the view from September 2006 to May 2007, but left after a feud with fellow co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck.

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