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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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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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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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Rosie O'Donnell returned to The View today, seven years after leaving her spot as a host on the daytime talk show.

And the panel wasted no time getting straight to some controversial topics, bringing up Dylan Farrow's accusations against Woody Allen and asking for Rosie's take on them.

“I totally believe her," O'Donnell said simply, citing the 1992 investigation that did NOT result in charges against the director and telling folks to read the documents because:

"There was cause to prosecute, but they thought would be too traumatic for the 7-year-old child.”

Earlier this week, Barbara Walters defended Allen in a very awkward exchange between View colleagues, one that made the long-time reporter sound like she's in complete denial.

Take note of Walters' face here as Rosie states her stance:

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Rosie O'Donnell is all set to enjoy The View for one last time. 

The controversial 51-year-old comedian and former View co-host will return to her old studio stomping grounds on February 7th. 

O'Donnell abruptly left the long-running talk show seven years ago following an epic on-screen fight with Elisabeth Hasselbeck, but it seems she's putting any hard feelings aside to come back and celebrate Barbara Walter's final season. 

"I have great affection for Rosie and we have remained in contact throughout the years. I am happy to welcome her back to the program. She is always a lively and engaging guest and a part of the show's successful history," Walters said in a statement, Variety reports. 

Rosie, who is currently guest-starring on ABC Family's The Fosters, previously stated that she felt like "a foster kid" during her stint at The View. 

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