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'The View' to Reunite Past and Present Co-Hosts for Barbara Walters

April 17, 2014 (1:57 am) GMT
A day before Walters says goodbye to the television show, eleven women will share the stage for the first time ever.

There will be a big reunion on "". The talk show is bringing back the ladies, all past and present, to the Thursday, May 15 episode which is part of a week-long farewell to .

Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Joy Behar, Debbie Matenopoulos, Lisa Ling, and Elisabeth Hasslebeck will join current co-hosts Walters, , and for the live show. This is the first time ever all 11 women will share the same stage.

The reunion episode will take place a day before Walters officially signed off from the show. "Barbara Walters' status as a trailblazer, a legend and an icon are undeniable," Paul Lee, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement.

"By creating a talk show panel with multiple hosts she changed the daytime landscape with a concept that is now widely emulated. It's a true testament to her legacy. We are grateful to her and recognize her enormous contribution to ABC Entertainment and the indelible mark she has left on television," he continued.

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