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ABC Needs Raven-Symone to Help Save 'The View'

by Cate Meighan   Apr 27, 2015 11:33 AM EDT

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It's just about that time of year for networks to march out their brightest and most profitable stars in the hopes of grabbing some fantastic advertising for next season. At these upfronts, cast members gather to help promote the fall television season and it's often when we first catch a glimpse of some of the stars that will hopefully be on the rise in the coming months. ABC knows that its daily chatfest, The View, is sinking like the Titanic and that means they are desperate to bring someone in that will not only steady the ratings, but also bring a new audience in as well. Raven-Symone recently completed a few weeks sitting in as a guest-host and apparently the network has decided that they really need to get her to sign on the doted line for next season.

According to a new report by Page Six, "ABC chiefs are desperately trying to sign Raven-Symoné as a host of The View before their upfront presentation May 12 in New York. 'She was interesting and provocative. Raven would be great as a regular host,'" explains a source.

Symone actually seems like she might be a great fit for the roundtable discussion. She is respectful but quite outspoken and certainly not the kind of woman that will let someone like Whoopi Goldberg steamroll over her own views and opinions. Symone already has a younger fan base and her recent stint on Empire most certainly allowed her to collect even more supporters. The View needs to bring in someone that will make a real impact on the daily discussions, is Symone that person?

The View has taken a real beating in the numbers game all season long. Bringing Rosie O'Donnell back seemed like a great idea but pretty early on it was obviously not working and by the time she quit in February, no one was really surprised. Might Symone be just the person to make next season watchable? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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