Jenny McCarthy has a very bleak view when it comes to The View. Looking into her crystal ball, Jenny predicts that the show will be canceled in one year, reported UPI.
McCarthy feels that the failure of the show will result from the producers, who she criticizes of ignoring the need to devise a strategy and stick to it. She also avoided discussing the full reasons for her own departure from the show.
But although the reality TV star is no longer co-hosting the once ratings-winner for ABC, Jenny didn’t hesitate to prognosticate the talk show‘s future, reported the New York Daily News.
Attacking The View producers, McCarthy contends that the show will vanish from daytime TV unless the head honchos hone a consistent strategy.
“I only say that (will happen) if they don’t stick to that idea — which is to allow something to simmer rather than transitioning so many different things, like, change a chair, change a table, change the background, change the people,” Jenny explained in detailing her prediction.
McCarthy then compared The View producers’ approach in finding co-hosts to Tinder-style dating, advising them to achieve a monogamous relationship among the co-hosts and the plan.
“It’s like a serial dater. Stick with one boyfriend and don’t go on Tinder. Give that relationship all you’ve got and ride through the bumps and waves.”
In addition, Jenny was candid about her own tumultuous relationship with The View. She exited after one season, joining Sherri Shepherd and Rosie O’Donnell in bidding farewell to the round table of women (with the exception of an occasional male guest or temporary co-host).
But despite redesigning the set, trying out new co-hosts, and even shifting the talk show from ABC’s daytime group to the news department, The View hasn’t returned to its ratings heyday.
And McCarthy’s prescription for that failure is to point at the need for a long-term strategy rather than a hodgepodge approach.
“They don’t allow anything to kind of simmer,” she accused the producers.
“If it doesn’t boil quick, you’re out,” she explained. “I feel like they’re not allowing anything to grow. They want instant gratification. So they’re very scattered, and until they kind of commit to an idea, I think they’re going to have problems.”
As the Inquisitr reported, Rosie O’Donnell cited health reasons for her own quick departure from The View. After having experienced one heart attack, followed by the stress of breaking up with her wife and the ongoing strife on the talk show, Rosie contended that her physician advised her to end her job.
“My doctors were noticing that there was an uptick in my numbers since I started on the show. It got a little bit worse right before the holidays, and my doctor was kind of concerned, so when I went back after the holiday break, she said to me, ‘You know, the stress level is too much.'”
But why did Jenny herself leave the show?
Responding to rumors, McCarthy sought to set the record straight in an interview with Howard Stern about The View, according to the Los Angeles Times.
But she hedged when asked point-blank if she was fired.
“Yes and no. I would call it: If I wanted to stay with Rosie and if I was a Republican I would still be there right now. I’ll tell you something, Howard, it’s like halfway into it, it was probably around February, I went, ‘God, I’m not allowed to be the best of me here.’ I feel like to have a voice, to be able to speak without having to interrupt people, it’s very difficult, and I don’t like doing it. It’s very uncomfortable, so I felt like, ‘You know what? Maybe this is just a stepping stone for me to go somewhere where I can actually be my full self.'”
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