Rosie O'Donnell is returning to daytime television. TMZ is reporting that O'Donnell is returning to ABC's The View, which she left seven years ago after a tumultuous though popular tenure on the all-female talk show.
One article on Rosie's rumored return noted that her tenure on the show ushered in a more combative and politically slanted tone to the show:
O'Donnell had a high-rated and fiery time on the ABC chatfest when she squared off against Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Donald Trump. But O'Donnell left "The View" in 2007 after less than a year with the show. Hasselbeck is now at "Fox & Friends."
Whoopi Goldberg replaced O'Donnell as moderator on "The View." Goldberg and O'Donnell could be counted on to provide liberal views.
TMZ is also reporting that View producers are seeking a female and Latina to round out the cast. Last month reports surfaced that the show might consider adding a male host for the first time.