ABC says O’Donnell is back on ‘The View’

NEW YORK – Rosie O’Donnell will return to ABC’s “The View” this September for a most unexpected second act. ABC announced Thursday that O’Donnell will join Whoopi Goldberg on the nearly empty couch at the daytime chatfest. Barbara Walters retired this spring from on-air appearances, Sherri Shepherd announced she was leaving after seven years and ABC didn’t renew the contract of Jenny McCarthy after only one season.