Sherri Shepherd Says She Would Give 'The View' Cast a Grade of B

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Former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd has been keeping her eye on her former show to determine how the show is faring after her departure.

Shepherd said the show is still working out some kinks after undergoing some major changes this season.

"They're working some things out," Sherri said during an interview Monday in New York with Billy Bush and Kit Hoover for Access Hollywood Live.

Shepherd told Bush and Hoover if she were to give new cast Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie Perez, Whoopi Goldberg and Nicolle Wallace a grade, it wouldn't yet be an A.

"I would give them a B," she said. "Because you have to be able to go somewhere [from there]."

Even though her departure from the show was wrought with emotion, Shephard said she still tunes in and becomes very engaged with the topics.

"I've been watching The View every day. I love Hot Topics. I love Rosie Perez," said Shepherd. "I think everybody has got to figure out what they're doing and they've got to jive. It took me three years to get it together!"

Shepherd, who currently stars as the Wicked Stepmother in Cinderella on Broadway, said she still feels like she is sitting on the panel, even if it's from her own living room couch.

"You were live Tweeting during the second episode," Bush said.

"I know," she said. "I'm looking at the Hot Topics and I'm throwing out jokes [at home] and I'm like, 'Nobody hears me!' But that's how much I love it. And that's the thing – it gets so heated and you feel like you want to be a part of it.

"But I did it for seven years and it was wonderful. Now it's on to bigger and better things," Shepherd said.

Pam Wright