Jenny McCarthy won't be fired from "The View" anytime soon, according to executive producer Bill Geddie. Despite reports saying that Barbara Walters and the rest of the show's crew were unhappy with the new co-host, Geddie says the rumors are "ridiculous" and "not true."
The short answer given by Geddie when met by TMZ during a walk in New York is in line with a statement released by "The View" representative. "There is absolutely no truth to this story," the rep told NY Daily News.
Radar Onlie first brought out the story that McCarthy's on the line of losing her job on "The View" because "her big mouth is making viewers tune out." A source told the site, "ABC has begun doing deep research on Jenny's work on the show and the initial findings are that viewers want to tune out the second she opens her mouth!"
"The data has revealed that she is FAR more off-putting than Elisabeth," the source added, claiming that Walters "isn't looking for a replacement for Jenny yet, she is obsessed with ratings and the longevity of the show, so Jenny needs to turn it around or she will be gone."
The source went on saying, "Right now they're just trying to adjust Jenny's performance on the show so that she comes off as more appealing, but that's an uphill battle."
McCarthy made her debut on "The View" September 9 as the replacement of departing co-host Elisabeth Hasslebeck, who has since moved to "Fox & Friends". The show previously vehemently denied that Hasslebeck would leave and Walters would retire, but both reports were later confirmed a few months after the stories first emerged.