Jenny McCarthy may join 'The View' as Joy Behar's replacement

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jenny-mccarthy-the-view.jpg "The View" may have found its next co-host for when Joy Behar leaves the couch later this summer: Jenny McCarthy.

McCarthy, who's been a guest host on "The View" several times, is in "serious talks" to join ABC's daytime talk show, Us Weekly reports. Behar is leaving the show when her contract ends in August.

A move to "The View" would be a pretty big upgrade over McCarthy's most recent hosting job at VH1 -- her weekly late-night drew fewer than 200,000 viewers for much its run in the winter and spring.

Us Weekly also reports that Brooke Shields is still in the running to replace Elisabeth Hasselbeck -- if Hasselbeck actually departs. No one with the show has ever confirmed reports from earlier in the year that Hasselbeck was on her way out.
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