Many feel that ABC will soon pull the plug on the struggling 'The View,' but the show might have one Hail Marry left to throw.
Word is that ABC is looking to put Anderson Cooper's BFF Kathy Griffin on the show.
The NY Daily News writes that Griffin made a big impression on “The View’s” producers as a guest last Monday. They’ve now batted around the idea of asking the comedian to consider a regular guest-hosting gig, which might lead to a full time position on the show, Confidenti@l has learned.
“She was great and has Whoopi (Goldberg)’ s backing. Whoopi loves Kathy,” says our insider at the talk show. “ ‘The View’ would be a perfect fit if Kathy wanted to fly to New York weekly. It’s a Monday-through-Thursday job and she can tour on the weekends, the best two nights to sell tickets.”
Another insider tells us Griffin — banned by another ABC show, “Live with Kelly and Michael,” after she insulted executive producer Michael Gelman — is welcome back to “The View” anytime and is “a great friend of the show.”
With or without Griffin the show is going to die.