The View is changing.
While we await word on who will be joining Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell as co-hosts on the daytime talker, preparations are underway for the show's big Season 18 makeover. On Thursday, ABC released the new logo for the show and revealed behind-the-scenes photos of construction on the new set.
"Change is good," it said on the show's official Twitter, along with the logo. The big "V" remains, but the show name is now in black letters atop a green circle.
According to a press release from ABC, the even bigger change is a new studio. The show has moved to ABC Broadcast Center on 67th Street in New York City into the space previously occupied by Katie.
"The new studio will now house a visually stunning, contemporary state-of-the-art set designed in the round and offering the addition of an on-camera social media station allowing the hosts to interact in real time with viewers," the network promised in the release. "The View will also be branded with a new color scheme and logo, marking the first time in the show’s history that it has changed significantly."
So far, we've seen just a tiny hint of what's to come in the studio. Two photos were posted on Twitter of the set construction, which shows the beginnings of what appears to be a seating area for the studio audience.
The release also touts the "triumphant return" of O'Donnell and promises that she, moderator Goldberg, and the new additions will have "opinion-shaping discussions" while staying "committed to the original concept" of the show, which is "smart women of different ages, experiences, and backgrounds with diverse points of view engaging in thought provoking discussions derived from topics that face our nation and the world."
As for the identities of those new co-hosts, that announcement is coming soon. After show creator Barbara Walters retired in April, both Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy were given the boot and the search began. The list of possible co-hosts is long, but political commentator Nicolle Wallace and October Gonzalez, who is wife to former NFL star Tony Gonzalez, are said to be in the running. Further, Bill Geddie, who was the long-time executive producer, was replaced by MSNBC's executive producer of The Rachel Maddow Show, Bill Wolff.
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There are just a few more weeks to finalize all the arrangements and put the finishing touches on the set. The show kicks off its new season on Monday, Sept. 15.