Another option, although less likely, would be for ABC would be to swap THE VIEW with GENERAL HOSPITAL, which typically airs at 3 p.m. on most of its stations. The risk there is that GENERAL HOSPITAL has been running in the afternoon forever and a move to late mornings could severely hurt the show, which is one of the few remaining soap operas.
ABC is also studying whether to try to turn THE VIEW into a syndicated show. That would mean selling it to individual stations for cash and commercial inventory. ABC affiliates might get upset by the idea of losing the show to the highest bidder, although there is a potential of bigger bucks for ABC and parent Walt Disney Co.
Whether any of this would ever happen is still a long way from being determined. I can't see GH ever airing the morning as a viable option, but the landscape of daytime definitely will continue to change.