EXCLUSIVE: The View co-host Sherri Shepherd has signed with ICM Partners. She was with CAA. It is a timely signing, with the cast of the ABC daytime talk show very much in the spotlight at the moment following Joy Behar’s announcement that she is departing at the end of the season and amid persistent rumors that Elisabeth Hasselbeck may leave too.
Shepherd is among the newest additions to The View. Along with Whoopi Goldberg, she joined the talk show in 2007 following several standout guest host stints. In addition to her duties on The View, which have earned her a Daytime Emmy shared with the other co-hosts, Shepherd, an actress, comedian and author, also hosts The Newlywed Game on GSN. She recently recurred on NBC’s 30 Rock and competed on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars. Previously, she co-starred in the ABC comedy Less Than Perfect and toplined and executive produced her own sitcom, Sherri on Lifetime. Her stand-up special Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time To Talk, will premiere on Epix on June 21. Shepherd’s new book Plan D: How To Lose Weight And Beat Diabetes (even if you don’t have to), will be published on April 30 by Harper Collins. Shepherd continues to be managed by Darris Hatch.