Today's Evil Beet Gossip

CBS is Pitching a Crappy Version of The View with Darlene from Roseanne

…and BTW, Darlene from Roseanne (Sara Gilbert), is by far the most interesting person they have tapped. The other co-hosts for the attempted recreation of the ABC daytime staple are Real Housewife of NY, Bethenny Frankel, Julie Chen and Lisa Rinna. A source told the NY Post, “It’s a daytime panel show to take on ‘The View,’ targeted at women with children and hosted by celebrities, journalists and regular moms. A pilot will be shot in early May.” So it’s the exact same show, on a lamer network with lamer co-hosts and no Barbara Walters-level ballin’ ass bitches behind it? Lameballs.

I love the idea of these kinds of shows. In fact, my love of The View is pretty well-documented, but if the co-hosts aren’t dynamic and interesting, then the show winds up having the opposite effect. It makes women look vapid and with views not worth hearing about. We hear enough of Bethenny Frankel on Real Housewives and all over the tabloids, Lisa Rinna bores the hell out of me and frankly, I don’t know or care enough about Julie or Sara to tune in for them.

Who would you like to see hosting a show like this?

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