A source tells PEOPLE.com that Sherri was let go from the show because “her rep couldn’t reach an agreement with ABC on a new deal.”
“After careful consideration, it is time for me to move on,” Sherri, 47, said in a statement to Deadline.com. “I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Gedde for giving me the opportunity. I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.”
Jenny, 41, has been dropped from the show because it’s “is moving in a new direction creatively.”
The women will finish the current season, but will not return next season. They’ve also confirmed their departures on Twitter.
The number 7 is God’s number of completion & after 7 seasons my time at The View is now complete!So grateful2 every1 4their love & support.
— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) June 27, 2014
If Sherri goes… I go too. #sisters
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) June 27, 2014
My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year. — Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) June 27, 2014
With Barbara Walters gone, the only remaining host is Whoopi Goldberg.
Sources claim Bethenny Frankel could be in the running to replace one of the women. And other sources claim producers are hoping to cast a Latina and “a conservative female with a strong, smart point of view,” perhaps Margaret Hoover or Abby Huntsman.
TMZ also specifies, “several sources say there’s a real chance Rosie O’Donnell will be coming back… producers are “very interested” in Laila Ali… [and] the show is interested in Ross Mathews and Jesse Palmer.”