LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2013)—Comedian Joy Behar, 70, will leave the ABC daytime talk show “The View”at the end of the current season in August, the network said in a statement Thursday.
ABC said it wishes Behar "all the best in this next chapter, and are thrilled that we have her for the remainder of the season."
Behar, who has co-hosted the show for 16 seasons, was among the first co-hosts with co-creator Barbara Walters when the series debuted.
The current panel includes Whoopi Goldberg, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd.
In addition to "The View," Behar hosted "The Joy Behar Show" on HLN from 2009 to 2011 and now hosts "Joy Behar: Say Anything!" on Current TV, which debuted last year.