Meredith Vieira may still be taking on new projects, but there is at least one project fans shouldn’t be expecting Viera to add to her resume – a return to The View. A recent interview was conducted with E’s Daily PopDuring which she spoke about her recent appearance in Peacock’s John and KateVieira spoke out about, among other topics, her thoughts on returning 16 years later as a permanent host to ABC’s long-running talk show.
Vieira, who served als The ViewThe first moderator of the talk show, from its inception in 1997 through her departure in 2006. She quickly dismissed any hope of a return. When she was asked if she could ever see herself returning to the talk-show, she said that she would. She sat between Whoopi Goldberg (current co-host) and Meghan McCain (ex-co-host). The ViewThe journalist reported that he was released in August 2021 after a four-year controversial run. “you know, there’s a time for everything, I like to say, and I kinda did my time.”Vieira continued to make fun of it. “that sounds like a prison term, actually.”
“I did nine years and I loved it. The show has evolved and it’s a different show and I think it’s fantastic,” Vieira continued. “For me, it was so great to be on the ground floor of something because… you have a bond with people when you’re creating something as a group.”
Vieira also spoke out about her time during the interview. The ViewIt was an eight-year span that she has fond memories of. Vieira was encouraged by her husband to audition for the talk show’s first season. According to her, “What floored me was when I got done with the actual interview, I realized I really loved it… then I was convinced I wouldn’t get it because why would they hire me? But they did and it worked out great!”1997 was her first year as a panelist with Star Jones, Debbie Matenopoulous, Joy Behar. The ViewThe debut season of’s.
This year, the talk show marked a major milestone – its 25-year anniversary, which saw the original co-hosts reuniting. Reflecting on The View‘s success, Vieira credited Barbara Walters. She said E’s Daily Pop, “if we had not had Allison Schonter Barbara Walters, I’m sure that show would’ve been cancelled. But because of Barbara, ABC kept it on the air.”Vieira continued to call Walters “a force to be reckoned with,” adding, “she was then, and remains, an icon and she’s the kind of person that she doesn’t phone it in ever.”