Longtime moderator of The View, Whoopi Goldberg plans to stay at the head of the Hot Topics table a bit longer. The actress and television personality has inked a new four-year deal with ABC to remain on the talk show.

What’s Happening:

  • The Hollywood Reporter is writing that Whoopi Goldberg has signed a new four-year contract with ABC to remain part of the network’s daytime talk show The View.
  • With 15 seasons under her belt, Goldberg’s tenure at The View is the longest of all co-hosts. She’s been serving as moderator of the Hot Topics table since she joined the show in 2007.
  • The View kicked off its 25th season on September 7th and Goldberg’s deal will see her remain part of the show through season 28.
  • Along with Goldberg the panel of co-hosts includes Sara Haines, Joy Behar, and Sunny Hostin. Meghan McCain held the conservative panelist seat but left the show at the end of season 24.
  • While The View searches for a permanent replacement for McCain, several guest co-hosts including Cindy McCain will join the ladies throughout this year:
    • Condoleezza Rice
    • Mia Love (returning after co-hosting during premiere week)
    • Gretchen Carlson 
    • S.E. Cupp
    • Eboni K. Williams
    • Alyssa Farah
    • Mary Katharine Ham
    • Cameran Eubanks
  • In addition to moderating the talk show, Goldberg is participating in The View podcast’s series of special episodes “Behind the Table.”

  • These one-on-one conversations feature current co-hosts chatting with former co-hosts about the show’s impressive 25 year run as well as sharing details and stories from their time at the Hot Topics table.
  • Nicolle Wallace joins Goldberg for Behind the Table on October 5th.