Joy Behar Leaving ‘The View’

Joy Behar of "The View" (Photo: ABC)

Joy Behar, longtime co-host and one of the original faces of ABC’s “The View,” has decided to end her run on the daytime series and will leave the show, likely this summer.

Behar has been a part of the show for 16 and a half years, but will now looking for other projects, according to Deadline. Behar is the last original cast member of “The View” (other than co-creator/executive producer Barbara Walters) who is still on the panel since the show first aired.

“It seemed like the right time,” she said in a phone interview with the site. “You reach a point when you say to yourself, ‘Do I want to keep doing this?’ There are other things on my plate I want to do — I’ve been writing a play, I’ve been neglecting my standup.”

As for her future, Behar said that she is looking to do an interview series.

“I do like talk shows, I’m interested in talking to people,” she said. “I want to do an intelligent talk show where you have room to breath.”

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