Wednesday, July 26, 2006

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Katharine Mcphee To Co-Host THE VIEW, July 27 On ABC

AMERICAN IDOL finalist Katharine McPhee, 22, who hails from Sherman Oaks, CA is the scheduled celebrity guest co-host on ABC′s THE VIEW, live, Thursday, July 27 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET). Ms. McPhee, who will be seated alongside co-hosts Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck, will also perform the classic song "Somewhere over the Rainbow."

Show guests include comedian Kathy Griffin ("My Life on the D-List") and Brittany Snow ("John Tucker Must Die"). Co-host Joy Behar also hosts her "Month in ReVIEW" segment that features show highlights from July.

Since its launch, THE VIEW has received 20 Daytime Emmy(r) Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show. The show has received numerous nominations, including nine consecutive nominations for Outstanding Daytime Talk Show and Outstanding Talk Show Host. Now in its ninth season, THE VIEW is seen live Monday-Friday (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), on the ABC Television Network.

Barbara Walters, Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are the dynamic team of women who share their daily, no-holds-barred opinions and lively, colorful conversations. Their unmatched chemistry is the original forum where real women discuss relevant, everyday issues.