Joy Behar to leave HLN at the end of the year

Joy-Behar.jpgWe love "The View" co-host Joy Behar. We love her outspokenness. We love her erudite and funny observations. We love her ability to make fun of herself. (She adores Fred Armisen's imitation of her on "Saturday Night Live.") And we love "The Joy Behar Show" on CNN sister network, HLN.

Sadly, according to Deadline, she'll be leaving her hit show at the end of the year!

Behar has been doing her show on HLN since 2099 and it's the second highest rated show on the network, second only to "Nancy Grace." Behar's contract is up this year.

Behar is pulling double duty, with her daytime gig at "The View," where she is under a long term contract, and a night show over at HLN. (Nancy Grace did something similar, though she left her syndicated show "Swift Justice" this past summer to focus on her HLN show and participate in "Dancing With the Stars." Behar is apparently exploring new opportunities, possibly with HLN's parent company Turner Broadcasting. So, when is she going to try "DWTS?" We'd love to see it!


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