Shannon Doherty to co-host “The View”: What could go wrong?

Shannon Doherty will appear as a guest co-host on the asanine roundtable women’s talk show, “The View.” The otherwise forgettable show made headlines with the high-profile exit of cohost and former fatty Star Jones last week. Jones royally pissed off Barbara Walters by blabbing that she was leaving two days before the announcement was planned. She also told People Magazine that she felt like she was fired, since her contract wasn’t renewed. Now that Doherty is going to step in temporarily, we can all commence forgetting about Star:

Former BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 star SHANNEN DOHERTY will fill-in as a co-host on US talk show THE VIEW later this month (JUL06). The actress joins a growing list of guest co-hosts sitting in after the abrupt departure of STAR JONES REYNOLDS last week (27JUN06), after her contract was not renewed. Doherty’s new reality show BREAKING UP WITH SHANNEN DOHERTY, premieres on the US Oxygen network next month (AUG06). She will join forces with people in relationship peril who want to get out of bad relationships, but can’t seem to do it on their own. Doherty will guest co-host The View on 31 July and 1 August (06). Also scheduled to sit in as co-hosts are AMERICAN IDOL runner-up KATHARINE MCPHEE, DANCING WITH THE STARS winner KELLY MONACO and judge CARRIE ANN INABA. A permanent replacement for Jones Reynolds is expected to be named in the autumn (06).

Doherty seems like a good choice to fill in for Star on a trial basis, since she’s also generally considered a bitch with no career prospects. I think the last thing I saw her in was “Scare Tactics” on the SciFi channel. (I really enjoyed that show actually. It was one of the more inventive and entertaining reality shows.) She is also starting a new reality show on the Oxygen network in which she gives advice to people who are breaking up with their romantic partners.

Singer Brandy is slated to guest host on The View tomorrow and People wonders if she could replace Star. For now all the guest hosts are auditioning and it seems like it will be a while before a replacement is announced.

Meanwhile Star Jones has a new job. She has a mere one-week hosting job on the rather boring “Househunters” on HGTV. I’ve seen that show about four times and it always turns out the same. I’d like to see a couple not find the perfect bungalow for once and just decide to stay in their current house.

Here is Shannon Doherty at various events looking smug as usual. [via] She is shown with her former “Charmed” co-star, Holly Marie Combs.

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