The original co-hosts of “The View” will be taking part in the Hulu Original “Behind The Table: A View Reunion,” which gives an insiders look from the Essex House hotel in New York City where current and original co-host Joy Behar, the show’s first moderator Meredith Vieira and original panelists Star Jones and Debbie Matenopoulos auditioned 25 years ago. The 30-minute special will stream exclusively on Hulu beginning Monday, June 20.
Thanks to their contribution, “The View” has been dubbed “the most important political TV show in America” by The New York Times, and so the four women Barbara Walters chose to join her at the Hot Topics table in 1997 reunite for a candid conversation about the talk show that has been making headlines since Walters first uttered the phrase, “I had this idea for a show.”
In the special, the ladies look back on what it was like to work with the legendary broadcaster, discuss some of their famous exits from the show and share their biggest regrets and the moments that bonded them behind the scenes.
“This Is Us!!! So great having dinner and catching up with my very first TV sisters for @theviewabc 25th year reunion special shoot,” shared Matenopoulos on Instagram last month which included a photo of the group having dinner. “There can only ever be one first… and that was us! It’s like we hadn’t missed a beat. If you know…you know!!! Take a little time to enjoy THIS original View everyone!”
In response, her former “Home & Family” co-host and current “General Hospital” cast member Cameron Mathison said, “This team … I remember being one of your first guests.” At the time Mathison worked across the hall at “All My Children” when it was common for soap actors to appear on the talk show.
Currently in its 25th season, “The View” panel consists of Whoopi Goldberg, the aforementioned Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines, and Ana Navarro. The series airs weekdays at 11:00 a.m ET on ABC.
Check out Matenopoulos’ post below.