The model and actress joins the table for the new season, kicking off in September

By Sheila Cosgrove Baylis
August 13, 2013 04:45 PM
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Jenny McCarthy fits right in.

PEOPLE has the first photos of The View‘s newly-retooled cast of the daytime talk show for what appears to be a promising (and silly!) season ahead.

For the full cast photo, Whoopi Goldberg, 57, decides to wear her serious face, while Sherri Shepherd, 46, and Barbara Walters, 86, sport more traditional grins. The show’s newest addition starts out serene, but quickly finds her goofy side in the following shots, dancing with Shepherd and posing alongside Barbara Walters in a form-fitting red dress and platform Mary Janes.

Walters seems equally pleased about the arrangement, saying McCarthy, 40, will be a breath of fresh air. “She can be serious and outrageous. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view,” Walters has said.

McCarthy was named as a co-host less than a week after the departure of Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left the show after 10 years to move to Fox & Friends.

The View will return for its 17th season Sept. 9.