Joy Behar leaving ‘The View’

LOS ANGELES – Joy Behar will be enjoying “The View” for only five more months. The 70-year-old comedian is leaving the ABC daytime talk show at the end of the current season in August.

The network said in a statement Thursday that it wishes Behar “all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season.” Behar has co-hosted the show for 16 seasons.