Can Joy Behar return to The View and save the struggling franchise?
“They’ve come to me and we couldn’t make a deal,” Behar said. “We’ll see how it goes.”
Behar, 72, went on to say the negotiations didn’t end well. “If they were giving me a bigger role on the show, and giving me some power to actually make some changes and let them benefit from my expertise after being there for 16 years … but they’re not going to do that, so why would I want to bang my head against the wall?”
When asked why she left the show in the first place, Behar said, “I was ready to go. I had enough. I think that somebody … I can’t mention names … made the decision to change the show for some reason. So Elizabeth Hasselbeck and I both had to leave. There was a decision made at some level … l I really am not at liberty to say who or why because I don’t know 100 percent the truth of that.”
The View is in the midst of another major reboot since Rosie O’Donnell rejoined — and then left — the show in February. Since then, Rosie Perez announced that she would not return for a second season while Nicolle Wallace’s contract was not renewed for fall of 2015 (though she could return as a contributor). In the meantime, ABC News has added Raven-Symoné and comedian Michelle Collins to the chatfest.