Yesterday, word dropped that Barbara Walters was looking to hire Monica Lewinsky as the new host of The View.
It would be a hail mary hire and a last gasp to save the show.
But, appears that the ABC suits are brushing off the idea.
Network sources told the NY Daily News that Lewinsky would make an “intriguing” guest host, the chances of her replacing Rosie O’Donnell are “hugely unlikely.”
Lewinsky’s name was added to the list of would-be candidates for the talkfest when an anonymous network source saying Walters suggested Lewinsky could be the show’s silver bullet. The source said the 85-year-old Walters has faith that former President Bill Clinton’s one-time paramour would turn the struggling program into “a runaway success.”
“Barbara believes Monica could make ‘The View’ competitive and compelling, and while a lot of Washington’s elite may scratch the show off their must-visit press list, the younger demographic of online users would tune in daily to see what she had to say,” the source said.
While appearing on the “Late Show with David Letterman” in 2014, Walters was asked if she would consider Lewinsky for the show.
“I think it would be great if she were on ‘The View,’” Walters told Letterman. “I wouldn’t expect it tomorrow.”
Could tomorrow be now?