is a live daytime talk show created by Barbara Walters, Bill Geddie and Jessica Guff. The news of the day is discussed by a panel of four or five women, they are joined by celebrity guests and some shows feature musical performances.
The format of the show has proved popular enough for CBS to launch a rival afternoon show The Talk
in 2010. The Australian version of the show The Circle
aired on Ten between 2010 and 2012. The French version of the show Le Grand 8
has been on air since October 2012 on D8. The UK version of the show Loose Women
has been on air on ITV since 1999. Whilst the Canadian version of the show The Social
launched on CTV in 2013.
Whoopi Goldberg Moderator 2007-present
Barbara Walters Co-Executive Producer & Co-Host 1997-2014
Sherri Shepherd Co-Host 2007-present
Jenny McCarthy Co-Host 2013-present
Barbara Walters is retiring as a presenter in the Summer of 2014, so the current season will be her last with the show.
When Whoopi is not present, Barbara normally covers her.
Barbara only tends to appear on average 3 out of 5 shows a week. Every Friday (typically Barbara's day off) since 2011 a male guest co-host has appeared in her place.
If a member of the panel is taking part in another show or take other time off they are often covered by guest co-hosts.
Meredith Vierira Moderator 1997-2006
Rosie O'Donnell Moderator 2006-2007
Star Jones Co-Host 1997-2006
Debbie Matenopoulos Co-Host 1997-1998
Lisa Ling Co-Host 1999-2002
Elisabeth Hasselbeck Co-Host 2003-2013
Joy Behar Co-Host 1997-2013
The show only featured 4 permanent co-hosts between January-May 1999, June 2006-September 2007 and from July 2013 onwards. When the other co-hosts departed before the end of a season, they were often replaced by guest co-hosts until the beginning of the next season.
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