According to a new report, comedian Michelle Collins is exiting ‘The View’ after one year.
Variety reports that Michelle’s departure was less than voluntary. Producers made the decision not to renew Michelle’ss contract, but she’ll stay on the show through the end of the summer.
ABC would not comment on Michelle’s employment status but the network did praise the host in a statement to E! News. “Michelle is smart, opinionated and funny,” a spokesperson said. “She’s been a great addition to the panel this year. When we are ready to make an announcement about next season, we will.”
Their statement is a bit different than what they said when it was rumored Raven-Symoné would be leaving. They shut that statement down with a quickness, calling it “ridiculous.”
“Ratings are up,” a spokesperson told E! News at the time. “We are very happy with the team we have. Raven is a great addition to the panel.”