The current co-hosts include Whoopi, Joy Behar, Candace Cameron Bure, Raven-Symone and Michelle Collins, who was fired days ago. Variety reports that Whoopi is close to extending her stay with a one-year contract:
The deal is expected to close by the end of this week, according to two sources with knowledge of the talks. Contrary to online reports, Goldberg will not be taking a pay cut as part of her new contract. She will continue to earn her current annual salary, which is in the $5 to $6 million range.
While Paula Faris and Good Morning America’s Sara Haines are reportedly in the running to join the show, Raven-Symone and Bure’s future status is unknown.