‘The View’: ABC Confirms It Is Bringing Back One of the Show’s Most Beloved Hosts

From Rosie O’Donnell to Raven Simone, The View has featured a number of different hosts over the years. But when the show returns for its 24th season this fall, it is bringing back one of its most beloved hosts. Here’s the scoop.

Sarah Haines and Raven Symone on The View
Sarah Haines and Raven Symone on ‘The View’ | Lou Rocco/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images

Sara Haines is returning for Season 24 of ‘The View’

In a press release, ABC announced that Sara Haines that will be returning as a permanent host for Season 24 of The View. Haines was a fixture on the show from 2016 to 2018, but she left to host ABC’s Strahan, Sara, and Keke

Following the cancellation of her morning show, Haines is rejoining Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Megan McCain, and Sunny Hostin as a co-host for the upcoming season. “Sara never stopped being a part of The View family and we’re so excited to once again have her warmth, humor, and thoughtful viewpoint join the rest of our talented co-hosts on the panel,” executive producer Brian Teta said in a statement.

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She’s thrilled to be back on ‘The View’

Haines stepped in as a guest host multiple times last season, even when the show went remote as a result of COVID-19 safety measures. But this season, she’s excited to make a more permanent return. 

“I grew up watching The View, and what this show stands for – different women, different backgrounds and different points of view – just speaks to my soul,” Haines said in a statement. “I feel like I caught a shooting star twice. To once again be a part of the dialogue where I can share, discuss and disagree alongside these powerful and strong women is a tremendous honor. I feel very lucky.”

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In a recent Instagram post, Haines shared a picture of her holding a The View mug, with her two kids in the background. “Loving all of my ‘views’ right now,” she captioned the photo. “This mug has seen enough of the couch and is ready to return to the @theviewabc table (metaphorically speaking in these times) next week!!! We are overdue for some good times in 2020 – let’s do this!!”

When does the new season premiere?

The View returns to ABC on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The guest lineup for the first week includes former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Ohio governor John Kasich, and legendary activist and actor, Jane Fonda. 

And during the first month of the season, the show will feature hot topics-worthy celebrities and politicians including Michael Cohen, Eva Longoria, Gabrielle Union, Pete and Chasten Buttigieg, Brian Stelter, Janelle Monáe and Gabourey Sidibe, Evan Rachel Wood, and Chelsea Clinton.

And according to ABC, just like last season, political analyst Ana Navarro will continue in “her role as guest co-host, making regular appearances on Fridays and throughout the season.”