Eboni K. Williams has been tapped as a new co-host of “The View” following Meghan McCain’s departure.
Cameran Eubanks, former star of Bravo’s “Southern Charm” reality series.
Eboni will be joining longtime co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, and Sara Haines.
Season premieres on Sept. 7.
The announcement comes on the heels of McCain recently calling out the show on Twitter:
“This episode of [RHONY] is just pure chaos and not in the good way… I feel particularly bad for the one man at the dinner table tonight. This isn’t fun at all,” she wrote. “It’s hard to watch and not why I like the Housewives. Please bring back [Dorinda Medley] and [Bluestone Manor] already.”
“The View” is reportedly looking for a “Trump Republican” as a permanent host.
“It’s chaos behind-the-scenes at The View,” an ABC insider said per OK! Magazine. “Joy Behar is openly moaning about Meghan leaving as it’s finally hit her that sometimes it is better the devil you know.”
The source added that “Joy has only just realized that they could be getting someone much further right on the political spectrum than Meghan who won’t put up with her crap.”
Candace Owens’ name is being thrown around.
In other news, Eboni has been made the scapegoat for the dip in ratings on “RHONY.” She says her experience on the show is very different to any other television shows she’s featured on over the past decade.
“This is very different, and I didn’t really calibrate elements such as the re-triggering and re-traumatizing that would happen when you watch it back. It’s only by virtue of watching it back that you kind of see some things you missed in the actual moment,” she told Variety last month.
“And that compounds the impact of the re-watch. There’s also, I would suggest, even a third component, which is the social media response of the episode. And seeing how your castmates may or may not respond as well. You don’t know until you know.”
The “Real Housewives of New York City” season 13 airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on Bravo.