Sherri Shepherd is coming back to “The View.” The former co-host for seven seasons has signed on to return as a regular contributor. Shepherd left “The View” last summer after she was unable to reach a new contract deal following protracted negotiations. A favorite of viewers, Shepherd returned to guest host “The View” this past May. She will be among a handful of contributors that include Molly Sims and Stacey London.
Next season, “The View” will return to having five hosts, with Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins all locked in. Those women will reportedly be joined by Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris.
Since leaving “The View,” Shepherd has been focusing on her acting career. She most recently appeared in the Chris Rock comedy Top Five and on the TV Land sitcom “The Soul Man.” She also recently finished filming a supporting role alongside Ice Cube and Kevin Hart in the comedy sequel Ride Along 2. And she stars in and is the executive producer of “Holy And Hungry,” a new series premiering on The Cooking Channel, starting August 23.