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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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by Tyler Johnson at . Comments

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.

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Are you ready for Rosie O'Donnell 2.0, fans of The View?

With Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd having been given the boot from the ABC gabfest, sources tell TMZ that O'Donnell may actually come back for a second stint as co-host this fall.

The actress/comedian is already in “active negotiations” with producers, the insider alleges, discussing salary and other terms in anticipation of her unexpected return. 

Rosie O'Donnell Close Up

O'Donnell only lasted for one season in first go-around on The View, but she returned as a guest February and also joined the slew of former hosts to salute Barbara Walters when the journalist retired in May.

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Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are out.

Might Sarah Palin be in?!?

In light of The View shake-up announced late last month, The former Vice Presidential candidate was asked if she would help co-anchor a talk show.

"Maybe," Palin told The Hollywood Reporter. "But the politics would have to be interspersed with a whole lot of fun and real life and inspiration showcasing American work ethic, because those topics are all pretty much the antithesis of today’s politics, which I find incorrigibly disastrous!"

Sarah Palin in New York

Palin then proved that she follows current pop culture events and specifically cited the ABC gabfest.

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Is The Bachelorette star Andi Dorfman joining The View in the place of Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd, both of whom are leaving the daytime gab-fest?

ABC is looking to keep the new co-hosts in the network family and is considering the telegenic and extremely likable Andi, according to new reports.

Quite a contrast from Juan Pablo Galavis, who they couldn't wait to be rid of.

Andi Pic

“They want to test her out and see if she would work out in the mold of The View," says a source close to the production of the long-running program.

"The folks at ABC have tons of decisions to make including bringing Barbara back, they are going to make a serious splash when they rework the show."

"The potential to bring Andi in is something they are definitely considering.”

Prosecutor Andi has already been rumored to be on the job market once The Bachelorette wraps, having resigned from the D.A.'s office in Atlanta.

At the same time, she's expressed interest in returning to her job, and if The Bachelorette spoilers are true, Atlanta may still be her best city to call home.

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The View is getting a major makeover.

ABC confirmed on Thursday that neither Sherri Shepherd nor Jenny McCarthy will return to the afternoon talk show this fall, with the former saying via statement:

"It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on. I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Gedde for giving me the opportunity.

"I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey."

Sherri Shepherd, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg

Shepherd's exit comes as a bit of a surprise, but talk of McCarthy leaving has been circulating for weeks now.

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