Our Dream Cast for the Upcoming Miniseries About ‘The View’

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A year ago, Ladies Who Punch gave daytime TV fans the “explosive inside story of The View.” And now, the bestselling Ramin Setoodeh book, which was based on 150 interviews about the ABC talk show, is getting the small-screen treatment.

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The new book offers juicy gossip about Barbara Walters, Star Jones, Whoopi Goldberg, and more.

According to Variety, the media company Picturestart has purchased the screen rights and will adapt the book into a television miniseries.

If the miniseries is anywhere as transfixing as the book—which was billed as the “full story of how Star, then Rosie, then Whoopi tried to take over the show, while Barbara struggled to maintain control of it all”—it will be appointment TV.

No cast members have been announced, so we’re playing casting agent and picking actresses to play co-hosts from The View’s tumultuous early years. Scroll down to see our dream cast.

The View Miniseries Dream Casting Jessica Lange Barbara Walters
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Jessica Lange as Barbara Walters

This role practically casts itself: The two-time Oscar winner is the perfect candidate to play the longtime ABC News personality affectionately known as “Baba Wawa.”

The View Miniseries Dream Casting Uzo Aduba Whoopi Goldberg
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Uzo Aduba as Whoopi Goldberg

Frankly, we’ll take as many onscreen appearances as we can get for this Orange Is the New Black Emmy winner, who’s currently portraying Shirley Chisholm in Mrs. America.

The View Miniseries Dream Casting Margo Martindale Joy Behar
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Margo Martindale as Joy Behar

Speaking of Mrs. America stars, the last time we nominated Martindale for a biopic role, our dream came true. This time around, we think she’s an ideal pick for this Brooklyn-born comedian.

The View Miniseries Dream Casting Carrie Underwood Elisabeth Hasselbeck
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Carrie Underwood as Elisabeth Hasselbeck

The country star and American Idol winner has acting chops—don’t forget she starred in The Sound of Music Live!—so she could totally take on the conservative View alum.

The View Miniseries Dream Casting Melissa McCarthy Rosie O'Donnell
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Melissa McCarthy as Rosie O’Donnell

As for the other half of The View’s most infamous shouting match, we’d nominate McCarthy… if she can find the time amid her busy film career.

The View Miniseries Dream Casting Brooke Shields Meredith Vieira
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Brooke Shields as Meredith Vieira

We haven’t seen much of this actress and model since she played River Fields—get it?!—on Jane the Virgin. She’d be a good fit for the role of this Today and Millionaire alum.

The View Miniseries Dream Casting Taraji P. Henson Star Jones
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Taraji P. Henson as Star Jones

The Golden Globe winner has time on her hands now that Empire came to an early end. So maybe she’ll star as Star!