Take This, The View!

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Look out, Whoopi, Joy, Sherri and Elisabeth. CBS is coming for you!

With As the World Turns going off the air in September, that network has announced it will replace the long-running soap opera with a talk show modeled after The View.

The series will feature Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini, and Marissa Jaret Winokur - all quasi celebrities and all mothers with young children.

like The View

“Daytime is an evolving daypart with more variety now among soap operas, game and talk shows,” said Barbara Bloom, CBS Senior Vice President of Daytime. “We were looking for a new format that would speak to the core audience but also have the topical and entertainment value to go even broader.  This panel is not a bashful bunch; they are outspoken on any issue you put on the table.  It promises to be an hour of television with timely discussions, unfiltered opinions and a lot of personality.”

Also like The View, this show will feature guest interviews and discussion on current events.

Let's just hope it's an improvement over The Other Half, the all-male version of The View that starred Mario Lopez and Danny Bonaduce and may have been the worst thing in the history of TV.

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This show is inevitably going to be coined a "The View" knockoff, no matter how hard they try to claim it isn't. To be honest, it's a brilliant move by CBS. There's more drama with 6 women screaming at each other on TV than there is in any scripted soap opera. And that's saying a lot.

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