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