Newswire: Sherri Shepherd to return to The View

We can all join together in a collective sigh of relief, because Deadline reports that Sherri Shepherd will be returning to The View as a contributor for its upcoming 19th season and will appear in about 50 episodes of the daytime talk show. Shepherd, who joined the cast in 2007, left last year, explaining that God told her to. Anti-vaccination kook Jenny McCarthy also left, because Shepherd is her #sister.

After its underperforming 18th season—the first without long-standing co-host and co-creator Barbara Walters—ABC News is hoping to revamp The View. Bringing back Shepherd, one of the most popular co-hosts in recent years, is certainly a step in the right direction. The View will also be returning to a five-host format after having only four regular hosts this season. Whoopi Goldberg will be the only returning host, joined by Raven-Symone, Michelle Collins, Candace Cameron Bure, and Paula Faris. Shepherd …

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