Friday, June 4, 2010

THE VIEW Definitely Not Being Syndicated

Today's New York Post is reporting that THE VIEW has been told they won't be syndicated and take over OPRAH's timeslot after next season.

ABC has told the cast of THE VIEW that they will not be replacing Oprah after next year.

The decision to keep THE VIEW at 11 a.m. will cost Barbara Walters more than just daytime's most desirable timeslot.

Walters, who co-created and co-owns THE VIEW -- in addition to starring on the show -- stood to earn tens of million of dollars in the years ahead had the show been sold into syndication -- like Oprah's daytime series -- according to industry estimates.

"It's definitely not going to happen -- both [ABC's] syndication group and at the ABC affiliates meeting, they categorically said they're not going to syndicate THE VIEW," says industry analyst Bill Carroll of Katz Media Group.

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