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Barbara Walters Wants a View For Men, Starring Alec Mapa

Not content with targeting a daytime gab fest at only ladies and gay men, The View‘s Barbara Walters and co-creator Bill Geddie are planning a male-oriented talk show. Yes, an hour-long program aimed at demographic of which one-quarter carry stuffed animals while traveling.

The new show would feature at least two male co-hosts, and at the top of their wish lists are Bryant Gumbel and Ugly Betty‘s Alec Mapa, who KILLED IT on The View last month. (It sort of did feel like an audition, didn’t it?)

So we’d have CBS’s The Talk starring lesbian mommy Sara Gilbert, and the new guy-targeted talk show featuring married foster daddy Mapa. Hope the Parents Television Council has room on its TiVo.

(But don’t get too excited: E.D. Hill, the former Fox News host who made “terrorist fist jab” a household phrase, is also under consideration.)

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11 Comments

  • Shade

    Hilarious – good luck to him!

  • James Davis

    Alec Mapa would be great, but Ugh Bryant Gumbel is just boring.

  • Rex

    they already tried this once… it was called “The Other Half” with Dick, Danny, mario and Dr. Jan

  • Lauren

    Hummm ….. Barbara Walters and the conservative Bill Geddie want a male talk show with Alec Mapa?? (who I love by the way) This gets me thinking. Hummm …. ratings & all …. Is there a pattern here? Let’s use the GAYS for ratings again.

    To Babs and Bill: Just make sure you treat the gays with as much respect as you treat the straights. Just sayin.

  • Swedish Fish

    Because what the world needs is another television show with men talking about issues.

  • Dame Helga von Ornstein

    @Rex: Wasn’t that the show that got so desperate for viewers they started dressing Mario up in drag at least two times per week just to get people to watch?

    Lord I hope she comes to her senses and leaves well enough alone. The cackling hens on this show are already suffocating enough. They rank right along side The Today Show. These morning gabfests about nothing are long overdue for cancellation.

  • jason

    Oh, fuck off Barbra Walters. You’re a borderline homophobic cow who allows homophobic comments to air on The View. You’re a disgrace to the notion of fairness. Again, fuck off you cow.

  • Tessie Tura

    Just replace Elizabitch Hasselcunt with Mapa, and there you have it.

  • David K

    The man’s “View” has existed for decades… It’s called the Howard Stern show.

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