Former co-host of the estrogen-injected talk show "The View" Joy Behar is lining up a new job after her own show didn't pan out.
Former Vice President Al Gore has tapped Behar to host a new show on his network, Current TV, which will focus on political issues and will have different guests on each episode. Gore has given Behar glowing reviews despite her unsuccessful foray into the world of solo hosting duties, saying she knows what the nation wants to hear about.
“Joy Behar is a beloved veteran television personality with her finger on the pulse of what viewers care about,” he said. “Millions of Americans tune in daily to hear her take on the issues along with her inimitable style. We are honored that Current TV will be Joy’s new primetime home.”
Behar will fill in for Eliot Spitzer on his show "Viewpoint" while he's vacationing, so viewers will get a chance to see a bit of what's in store for them with her new gig. "The Joy Behar Show", as it will be called, will begin airing in September and will run Monday through Thursday.
Current TV has had troubles with their hosts in the past, including a famous falling out with MSNBC's Keith Olberman over his schedule and various other problems; the network is currently involved in a lawsuit with Olberman over his termination.
Twitter is abuzz with the news this morning:
Gayle King is younger than Joy Behar but both are having amazing surges in their careers relatively "late" in life, HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!
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Best news of the day! A little bird tells me a VERY smart network has offered @joyvbehar her own show again! I have missed her.