“If Sherri goes … I go too,” McCarthy tweeted Thursday from her verified account, adding “(hash)sisters,” followed by another tweet: “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.”
McCarthy’s publicist, PMK-BNC, didn’t immediately respond to a call and email seeking comment. Walters, who retired as a host but remains executive producer of “The View,” did not immediately respond to a request sent to the publicity firm, which also represents her.
ABC declined to discuss Shepherd or McCarthy’s status but issued a statement saying change is ahead for the show, which is on hiatus but returns in July to finish out the current season. Whoopi Goldberg is the only host left in place.
The show has seen revolving-door change before, with past hosts including Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Rosie O’Donnell. But Walters’ retirement looks to kick off a new era for “The View,” which launched a wave of multi-host daytime talk shows after its 1997 launch.