When Will ‘The View’ Return Live on ABC?
If you’ve turned on a major network (and many cable networks) the week of November 18, you’ve undoubtedly come across something preempting normally scheduled daytime programming. That would be the impeachment hearings taking place in Washington, D.C.
So fans of The View hoping to hear Whoopi Goldberg and the other co-hosts weigh in on the momentous proceedings have been out of luck. ABC has joined the other major networks in airing the hearings in their entirety since Friday, November 15.
That’s meant there were no November 19 and 20 episodes of The View to enjoy. With the impeachment hearings continuing this week, fans of the show should expect more of the same in the coming days.
The next live episode of ‘The View’ will likely air November 22
The last time the ladies gathered at the table (November 18), fans witnessed a stunning exchange which ended with Meghan McCain saying, “That’s why I’m not moderator, Whoopi.” That’s one of the reasons people like to watch the show.
However, those type of exchanges had to go on hold the following day. And it happened again on November 20. Fans got confirmation of the latest preemption a few minutes before the show normally airs on the East Coast.
The November 20 preemption was due to the marathon testimony of EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland. (It barely wrapped up by 4 p.m. EST.) On November 21, National Security Council official Fiona Hill is scheduled to testify starting at 9 a.m.
With U.S. embassy official David Holmes to follow Hill, there’s little-to-no chance of The View airing November 21. As for the 22nd, there is currently no one scheduled to testify before the House’s impeachment committee. So that will be the most like day for The View to return with a live episode.
‘The View’ co-hosts will have a lot to work with when they return
By nearly every account, the November 20 testimony of Sondland represented bad news for President Trump (not to mention Rudy Giuliani, the president’s lawyer). So you can only imagine how much Joy Behar wants to get back on the air.
As for McCain, Sunny Hostin, and Abby Huntsman, they’ve already begun weighing in on the proceedings via Twitter. Huntsman kicked things off not long after Sondland delivered his opening statement.
Hostin, the show’s legal expert, tweeted about his testimony as well.
As for McCain, she opted for a gif instead of any substantive commentary.
That’s right, View fans, for now you have to piece together an episode of the show using the co-hosts’ social media accounts. But the crew will return before long. As for Whoopi, who typically doesn’t work at the show on Fridays, it’s unclear if she’ll be in attendance November 22.
In the meantime, The View’s Twitter account has been following the hearings closely. If you want to know what ABC News is tweeting about, that would be one way to find out.