After Joy Behar announced Whoopi Goldberg would be taking a break from the ABC morning show for a few days, viewers tuned in on Monday to find that everyone had also left. (ICYMI: Whoopi is currently in Scotland filming an Amazon Prime limited series based on Neil Gaiman’s fantasy novel Anansi Boys and she’ll return next month.)
As per Yahoo, despite the unexpected rerun, fans returned the next day to find Joy and co-stars Sunny Hostin and Sara Haines still hadn’t returned with a new episode. Many people took to Twitter to express their displeasure after seeing the same thing happen again.
“Disappointing that #theview is a repeat again today!” one person wrote.
Unsurprisingly, many people began to wonder the same thing: Is The View on break? The answer is yes, but it’ll be back soon.
After several days of reruns, some fans demanded that the show be changed in order to prevent this from happening again.
“I’m tired of the repeats. This type of show shouldn’t have been repeated at all. They have 4 regular hosts & enough fill-in hosts that new shows should air every day. The vacation days should alternate. There isn’t any reason for all 4 of them to be off at the same time,” another fan said.
“How many weeks per year does The View run repeats/encore presentations? Time to have a backup panel to replace the vacationing regular panel,” another suggested.
Others were upset that they weren’t notified about this news. “It’s always annoying when shows don’t want to keep their viewers informed,” a follower commented.
While there’s no word on whether the daytime talk show will change its schedule or expand its cast, there won’t be any repeats for much longer. The View will return with new episodes on Monday, April 25th, according to Decider.
But why did The View go on break? Although neither ABC nor the cohosts have given an explanation, this happens several times a year, usually around the summer and holidays.
Meanwhile, the ladies are giving us sneak peeks of what they’re up to. Sunny revealed that she spent the Easter weekend in Puerto Rico with her family.