10 People Who Should Co-Host 'The View'

We asked on Facebook and Twitter – and you had plenty of opinions! From Ann Curry to Kris Jenner, see who readers want to fill departing vet Joy Behar's seat

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MEGHAN MCCAIN

MEGHAN MCCAIN
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Why she works: There's no opinion off-limits for the daughter of Arizona senator John McCain, whether she's advocating for the legalization of marijuana or dishing about her sex life. Besides, it's about time the America, You Sexy Bitch author takes her ideas from paper to living rooms across the country.

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KIRSTIE ALLEY

KIRSTIE ALLEY
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Why she works: Although not all of her recent TV stints earned critical success, the former Fat Actress proved she had all the right moves on the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars. Think the comedienne could cha-cha her way to Barbara Walters's good side?

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ALI WENTWORTH

ALI WENTWORTH
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Why she works: Not only does the funny lady have a comedic prowess comparable to departing View vet Behar, but this gig could also present an opportunity to balance work and play: her husband, George Stephanopoulos, mans the anchor desk at fellow ABC show Good Morning America. "#AliWentworth would be a wonderful addition to the table when joy departs!" reader Sonya Striggles (@SonyaStriggles) weighed in on Twitter. "Similar personalities amp both are hilarious #peopleview."

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ROSEANNE BARR

ROSEANNE BARR
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Why she works: After Rosie O'Donnell's two-year stint on The View, the talk show could use another rose – maybe with fewer thorns. Besides, who wouldn't want to see Roseanne Conner take on the nation's hot-button issues? "She would be interesting!" Tweeted reader Noreen Peebles (@HeyItsNoreen).

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ANN CURRY

ANN CURRY
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Why she works: Ever since she tearfully left the Today show last summer, fans of the NBC co-host have been waiting for her to take up regular residency on another show. Plus, with her experience reporting from the war-stricken towns of Syria to the streets of N.Y.C., she'd undoubtedly bring a more worldly view to The View. As reader Lois Jeronimus told us on Facebook, "Bring Ann Curry over."

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MEREDITH VIEIRA

MEREDITH VIEIRA
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Why she works: Call it déjà view: Nearly seven years since she left the show in 2006, it's about time the former moderator (and past Today co-anchor) returns to the table.

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NENE LEAKES

NENE LEAKES
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Why she works: If she can hang with the Real Housewives of Atlanta, then the tried-and-true TV star could easily get along with Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepherd, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Whoopi Goldberg just fine. And if not, well, you've seen how she took on Sheree Whitfield.

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KRIS JENNER

KRIS JENNER
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Why she works: What's another show to keep up with for the ultimate reality TV mom? Bonus: bringing Jenner to the table could mean a Kardashian guest co-host or two or three in the future.

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ASHLEY JUDD

ASHLEY JUDD
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Why she works: Less than two months since the Missing star announced her plans to split from husband Dario Franchitti after more than a decade of marriage, what better time to embark on a new project? And after overcoming a rocky childhood and plenty of family drama, we know she has plenty to talk about. Adds reader Carol Heffernan Palsha: "She's so smart!"

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ANDERSON COOPER

ANDERSON COOPER
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Why he works: The newsman will be out of a day job come summer, when his talk show, Anderson Live, is canceled. This could be the prime-time CNN vet's opportunity to ditch the night shift once and for all – and prove the The View's got room for a male perspective.

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