*“The View” is about to have two women named “Rosie” on the panel.
“Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace round out the panel officially joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell next season,” ABC confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.
ABC adds the new season will be “unlike any in recent history” and premieres live on Monday, Sept. 15.
“These are powerful and accomplished women from different walks of life who have had amazing personal and professional experiences. Each brings incredible perspective and information to the table,” executive producer Bill Wolff adds. “This mix of smart, vibrant and energetic women is unlike anything else on daytime television.”
Actress Perez, whose breakout role was in Spike Lee’s “Do The Right Thing,” fills the comedic vacancy left by longtime cohost Sherri Shepherd. Political commentator Nicolle Wallace, who worked on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign, fills the conservative voice that hadn’t been present since the departure of Elisabeth Hasselbeck.