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*For one day only. At least for now.

Lauren Sanchez, a former news reporter and anchor on Extra, will sit in with Whoopi Goldberg, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd on Wednesday as a guest host of The View.

According to TMZ sources, producers want to see Sanchez's chemistry with Goldberg in order to determine if Sanchez would make a strong permanent co-host of the ABC program.

View co host?

The View, of course, is undergoing a major transformation.

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Rumors that Meghan McCain would be joining The View as the panel discussion show's resident Republican have been circulating for weeks now.

We recently reported that Meghan and Leah Remini were the front-runners to fill the vacant fifth seat at the roundtable, with McCain being slightly favored by producers.

Meghan McCain, Hair

Now it looks as though the job may be Leah's by default, as Meghan has reportedly turned down an offer from ABC in favor of sticking with her current gig with the online news show TakePart Live.

"Network execs really wanted her to be their new Elisabeth Hasselbeck, because of her Republican stance," a source tells Radar Online. "But ultimately Meghan turned it down. She doesn't mind doing geust appearances on the show, but it's not something she wants to do full time."

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After firing Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, The View was left with two empty seats at its famous round table. 

Rosie O'Donnell is returning to the show next season, a prospect that has many fans excited. But without an equally strong personality to keep her in check, there's a chance that Rosie may dominate the proceedings. 

The Rosie vs. Elisabeth Hasselbeck debates made for some of The View's best moments (and highest ratings), but it's unlikely that fans would want to tune in for midday fisticuffs season after season.

Plus, the intensity of the O'Donnell and Hasselbeck's arguments ended up taking a toll on the entire panel.

So producers are left with the challenge of keeping the discussions lively (a bunch of women sitting around agreeing with each other doesn't make for great television), without leaving the show's panel and audience bitterly divided.

  • Meghan McCain Close Up
  • Remini, Leah Photo

The View has reportedly cast a wide net in its search for talent, with two front-runners quickly emerging:

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Whoopi Goldberg has had enough of the rumors, the gossip and the cat-fighting.

With The View seemingly at the center of the television world this week - Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are out! Rosie O'Donnell is returning! Elisabeth Hasselback is angry! - Goldberg took a few moments during yesterday's show to let her feelings be known.

In quite an entertaining and only semi-sensical manner.

"There’s a lot of speculation about a lot of stuff going on here,” Goldberg said. “I will do my best to respect the audience, to make sure that we bring you The View that Barbara Walters wanted you to have, which is women talking about issues."

She then grew a bit irate and added: "We are not little kids. We are grown-ass women... I’m not a cat. I’m a human being. I’m a girl with a fist!"

NOTE: Whoopi's rant took place before Rosie's return was made official by ABC.

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It's official, and it's Elisabeth Hasselbeck's worst nightmare:

Rosie O'Donnell is coming back to The View.

Following days of strong speculation, ABC made this casting news public today, Tweeting the following photo and including with it a message that reads:

ABC confirms Rosie O'Donnell returns as co-host of #TheView w/ moderator Whoopi Goldberg for Season 18.

Rosie O'Donnell Returns!

The news comes on the heels of The View letting both Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd go, and also on the heels of Elisabeth Hasselbeck slamming O'Donnell as someone who "spits in the face of our military."

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Jenny McCarthy was fired from The View after just one season last month, making her newly published interview in New You magazine hilariously ill-timed.

Asked where she sees herself in twenty years, McCarthy replied:

Jenny McCarthy on The View

"Believe it or not, I think I'm still on The View. I love the show. I'm doing so much work to improve myself - signing up for critical thinking courses and doing all my media training. I want to be at the top of my game."

Unfortunately, for J-Mac that game didn't last very long, and she'll exit the show along with co-host Sherri Shepherd some time in August.

Early reports indicate that Rosie O'Donnell will return to The View after leaving the show in 2008. Producers are rumored to be seeking out a second host to round out the panel.

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It's Deju Vu all over again for Joy Behar.

For many months during her stint as co-host of The View, Behar was stuck between a feuding Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck - and now that O'Donnell is on her way back, Behar finds herself once again being asked about the two rivals.

In light's of Rosie's likely re-hiring, Hasselbeck BLASTED the comedian this week, actually saying O'Donnell has "spit in the face of our military."

Speaking to CNN last night, Behar referring to this as a “a hate-filled remark,” one that hit “below the belt” and offered a simple question for Hasselbeck:

"I'd like Elisabeth to explain herself," Behar said. "What does she mean by that?"

"Isn't it kind of a nasty thing to say about somebody who basically is a good person?" Behar continued. "I mean, say what you want about Rosie O'Donnell, she's a very generous person, she has a million kids, she's always rescuing children."

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Another day, another View casting rumor.

With Rosie O'Donnell almost definitely on board for a second stint as co-host, attention has now turned to who will be surrounding her and Whoopi Goldberg on ABC's table.

Might it be Andi Dorfman, an ABC staple? Sarah Palin, who has seemingly expressed some interest? Or perhaps... Meghan McCain?

Meghan McCain Cleavage Pic

Insiders tell E! News that John McCain's outspoken daughter is being considered for the gig, as Meghan has made numerous appearance on The View.

She also HATES Bristol Palin, so teaming her up wit Sarah Palin would bring in instant ratings. Do it, The View!

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The Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O'Donnell feud dates back to 2006 when the two co-host's opposing political beliefs made for some entertaining daily head-butting on The View.

Hasselbeck and O'Donnell haven't sat on the panel together since 2008, but Hasselbeck has apparently spent the years since fuming about O'Donnell's comments.

Not surprisingly, the arch-conservative Hasselbeck spews her views on Fox News these days and even though she's on vacation from her gig as a co-host on Fox & Friends, the former Survivor competitor called into Fox today to share her thoughts on the reports that O'Donnell may be returning to The View.

As you may have guessed, Elisabeth is less than thrilled to find out that her rival will be returning to daytime TV:

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What will The View look like this fall on ABC?

It's a question many fans are wondering, following the firing of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd last month.

Rosie O'Donnell may actually return to her former co-hosting chair next season, while Bachelorette Andi Dorfman has expressed interest, as has... Sarah Palin. For real.

Could one of these women end up alongside Whoopi Goldberg? Could all of them? Plenty of seats are available, after all.

From the trio of candidates mentioned above to a couple of other women who have talk show hosting experience, we've come up with 11 possible future anchors.

Which are appealing? Which would have you tuning in? Tuning out? Click around and sound off now!

Sarah Palin
Sarah Palin won't dismiss the possibility. She has acknowledged that The View needs fresh blood.