Joy Behar Not Leaving The View; Will Anchor Current TV Show

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Joy Behar is not leaving ABC's The View, at least not yet, despite reports of her imminent departure ... but she will anchor a new show on Current TV.

Behar will co-host a 6 p.m. talk show Monday through Thursday starting in September for the low-rated outlet founded by former V.P. Al Gore.

The program will repeat in prime time. As a dry run of sorts, Behar will guest-host for the vacationing Eliot Spitzer next week on Current’s Viewpoint.

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In a statement yesterday, Al Gore called Behar “a beloved veteran television personality with her finger on the pulse of what viewers care about.”

Well, sometimes. HLN last year axed The Joy Behar Show due to low ratings.

At least in this case, things are almost guaranteed to work out better for Joy and Current than when the network brought on Keith Olbermann.

Current hired the outspoken ex-MSNBC host to great fanfare and a high salary, then fired Olbermann after he warred with executives over technical issues, his work schedule and assorted other issues, which he's suing them over.

See Joy? The bar has been set unbelievably low for you.

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love the view my male friend jokingly say it is time to watch your bitches or your bitches are on and no we know you are not female dogs terms of endearment not to be abusive ms bs great bs rich bs we love you!

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i enjoyed joy b and she is really good at what she do there on the view what agood conversationlist and she can relate to whats going on any topic no one can fill joys shoes do you have to get someone else to fill in if so i rather see a journal person who can relate to many different topics and all kind of views humor i enjoy the view come home just to see whats going on or take tv to work with me orwill not leave home sometimes til i see the view then go on to run my errands and on my days off i learn so much ,even from whoopi i listened she helped me get a creative business together thanks whoopi i hope you meet all of you someday who could hate the view only some one thatdo not wont to listen and learn or find out anything too bad you whoever are missed out oh well too bad we love the view and the team of women on the panel .

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JOY I NEVER DID LIKE THAT SHOW, YOU TRASH EVERY ONE ON THAT SHOW! I GUESS YOU DIDN'T LOOK IN THE MIRROW LATLY, YOU MADE A STATMENT THAT PAUL RYAN IS THE DEVEL? HOW DO YOU KNOW THIS, OH THATS RIGHT JOY KNOWS ALL! WELL I GOT NEWS FOR YOU HE IS A FINE UP STANDING CATHLIC AND FATHER, HE DOES NOT NEED YOUR APROVAL, MANY PEOPLE I KNOW WILL TELL YOU TO YOUR FACE WHAT YOU ARE, YOU ARE A KNOW IT ALL PERSON THAT REALLY KNOWS NOTHING, SITTING ON TV MAKING MOCKERY OF OTHER PEOPLE SHOWS THE WORLD THAT YOU REALY HAVE NO LIFE BEFOR CALING RYAN THE DEVEL, TAKE A LOOK IN THE MIRROR!

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Joy Blowhole is an ass. Who the heck watches Current TV? If Gore thinks she has her finger on the pulse, God only knows where her hand has been.

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i like the view i like her on it.great show cuz women r all differ.she seems cool and open minded i love that bout her.never seen her solo digs

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I can't believe this liberal minded cow actually has a following. Must be a New York thing.

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I agree, she is a bitch ... and a fugly one at that

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with a shit little station loud mouth dumb bitch might stay on the air longer. what a loser laughs at herself .