NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- ABC has released a photo of the new cast of The View just days ahead of the chat show's Season 18 premiere Monday.
The image shows longtime moderator Whoopi Goldberg hugging newcomers Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, as well as Rosie O'Donnell, a former View panelist, who left the program in 2007 after one season of sparring with veteran conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck left the show in 2013.
"The panel is now complete," the network said in a news release Friday. "Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace are the new co-hosts of The View joining moderator Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O'Donnell. The new season will be unlike any in recent history."
Barbara Walters, the creator of the show and its last original cast member, retired from the program last season. Her departure was quickly followed by those of Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy, leaving Goldberg as the sole Season 17 co-host returning this season.