AceShowbiz - %cMichelle Collins% has been fired from "The View". The 34-year-old comedian and talk show host, who is currently on vacation in Europe, reportedly will remain on the morning talk show through the end of summer.
ABC executives reportedly experienced buyers' remorse shortly after Michelle became a permanent co-host for season 19 last fall. Producers then made the decision not to renew her contract, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks.
A spokesperson for ABC told Variety, "Michelle is smart, opinionated and funny. She's been a great addition to the panel this year. When we are ready to make an announcement about next season, we will."
Without Michelle at the table, "The View" is in the midst of yet another reboot for season 20, which launches in September. %cWhoopi Goldberg%, whose contract expires in August, is expected to resign a new deal to remain on board as moderator. The rest of the panel for the new season will consist of a combination of current co-hosts like %cRaven-Symone%, %cJoy Behar%, %cPaula Faris% and possibly %cCandace Cameron% Bure, who might leave the talk show due to filming of "Fuller House" season 2.