As a co-host, McCarthy did fit in and the show was like the View used to be without the political vitriol and bad energy that came from the the exited Hasselback. The first guest? It was McCarthy's boyfriend Donnie Wahlberg from
McCarthy's debut also coincided with an odious segment called "The Year of Barbara." Yep, you heard right, Barbara Walters is retiring in 2014 after 194 years in the business. Young Michael Buble sang some mushy song of regret and when Barbara wasn't looking, he took out a syringe and injected into Babs's neck. Tune in next week to see the gruesome effects!
Take 2: When I turned it on, Whoopi Goldberg seemed extra spacey was didn't utter a word. Despite her demented clown-like visage, it seemed like Shepherd is going to miss her old partner-in-stupid. Joy Behar, according to reports, is still missing.
Grade ** 1/2