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Sherri Shepherd returning to 'The View' as contributor, reports say

Actress-comedian Sherri Shepherd appears at The Four Seasons

Actress-comedian Sherri Shepherd appears at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York on May 14, 2014. Photo Credit: AP / Charles Sykes

Sherri Shepherd is expected to return as a contributor to "The View" according to various reports, including Deadline, which said she will appear in fifty episodes next season, the 19th.

ABC is expected to make a formal announcement after the final episode of the current season, which airs Thursday. Shepherd, a "View" veteran, left at the end of last season.

For the 19th, here is the expected roster: Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné, Michelle Collins (announced earlier this month), Candace Cameron Bure and Paula Faris. (The latter two have not yet been formally appointed except by the trade press, which say they are a lock.)

A spokesperson for the program declined to comment on cast changes, rumored or otherwise.

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