As part of a plan to broaden its audience, the long-running daytime talk show The View has announced former Fox News host Tucker Carlson will be joining the program’s panel. Producers hope Carlson’s presence will both draw new viewers and educate current cast members.
“Tucker’s going to be a great addition,” said Executive Producer Brian Teta. “Not only will we reap the benefits of bringing in a more politically conservative audience but our other co-hosts will benefit from hearing new political perspectives! Win-win!”
Early test footage shows Carlson surrounded by laughing women looking perplexed, apparently shocked by a dumb thing Joy Behar said.
Though Carlson had quickly become a hot commodity on the media landscape after his shocking departure from Fox News was announced, his new co-panelists expressed mixed feelings about him joining the group. “We don’t tolerate any differing opinions on this show,” said longest-tenured panelist Joy Behar. “There’s a reason the program is called ‘The View,’ and not ‘The Views!’ There is only one acceptable view around here! Tucker is a Nazi!” She then screeched loudly and attempted to claw the conservative anchor’s eyes out.
The program has featured some conservative voices in the past, but analysts believe this time will be far different. “It’s going to be a bloodbath, for sure,” said one expert. “Just wait until Whoopi Goldberg says something really stupid and Tucker has to respond. Must-see TV, right there.”
At publishing time, Behar, Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, and Ana Navarro were considering walking out and reportedly already accusing producers of perpetrating “literal violence” simply by hiring Carlson.