Whoopi Goldberg will return for another season of ‘The View‘. The actress, comedian and TV host has signed a new one-season deal with the Disney-owned network to return for $2.5 million, half of her previous salary, according to the Daily Mail.
A source tells the site that she will have a four-day work schedule, leaving the live Friday broadcasts for original The View co-host Joy Behar to continue moderating. The site reports:
Goldberg also doesn’t participate in The View’s post show live stream three times a week, which is moderated by Behar as well.
‘Despite telling everyone she was leaving the show, someone talked some sense into Whoopi about walking away and leaving all that money on the table,’ the source said. ‘Though she has numerous outside ventures in addition to The View, none of them bring in the payday she gets for her work on the show.
‘Besides, she knew Joy was gunning for her position and Whoopi is very competitive and didn’t want to turn things over that easily.’
The Oscar winner’s schedule at The View is pretty light, arriving by 8.30 am and leaving by 12.30 pm most days.
Her deal also allows her to take off time for guest appearances on other TV shows and to film movie roles.
As previously reported, Raven-Symone, along with Michelle Collins and Candace Cameron-Bure will announce their departures from the show between now and mid-July. CNN legal contributor Sunny Hostin will join the show as a full-time co-host during the new season. Season 20 begins in September.