Early start to the long weekend? The View fans are left outraged after ‘live’ talk show aired a REPEAT episode from LAST MONTH ahead of Memorial Day
- Fans of The View were furious after a repeat episode was aired
- The talk show host faced backlash, with fans saying they were disappointed
- It comes as the show is experiencing issues due to the WGA strike
Fans were left furious after discovering that today’s episode of The View was a repeat – after the show has faced a string of problems in the last few weeks.
The talk show – which stars Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Alyssa Farah Griffin, Ana Navarro, and Sara Haines – has been under fire after dealing with behind-the-scenes issues due to the ongoing Writers Guild of America strike.
Now, viewers are once again ‘disappointed’ after the TV show aired a repeat episode today instead of a live show – referring to the re-run in a small credit show on screen which described it as an ‘encore’.
Fans took to Twitter to express their annoyance after turning on their TVs to tune into a new episode, only to discover it originally aired on April 4.
On the episode that aired today, at the bottom of the screen it revealed it was previously aired.
Fans immediately took to Twitter to share their thoughts, with one fan saying they didn’t even realize it was an old episode at first.
One person said: ‘Whoopi is live on a Friday? I’m shocked.’
Another fan then let them know it was ‘repeat.’
‘Hey peeps disappointing that today’s episode of The View is a re-run.
‘Hopefully the people in charge of the show will take the time off to self-reflect and re-think who they give a platform,’ said another angry fan
Another viewer said they were looking forward and relaxing with a new episode, just to find out it was pre-aired.
‘I finally get to watch The View only to find out it’s a repeat,’ someone else commented.
Instead of filming, it appears the women of the show were taking on other tasks.
According to The View Instagram, Joy was responding to fan’s burning questions today.
While Alyssa was enjoying life at Lake Winnipesaukee, according to her Instagram.
The other women of the show have yet to share their daily routines on social media.
And while many fans were angry and shocked to discover it was a repeat episode, ABC had announced the change to the schedule in a press release earlier this week.
The network revealed that it would air a new episode every day except for Friday.
And this wasn’t the first time this week the talk show angered viewers.
The View tends to feature various guests to chat about different issues.
However, due to the Writers Guild of America strike – which began in early May – the show has not had guests.
On Monday, Whoopi explained to the audience that the talk show hosts would be shifting through hot topics instead.
She added: ‘It is week four, and the writer’s strike is still on,” the award-winning actress began.
‘But we’re standing with our writers…they’ll get what they want,” she continued as she encouraged the crowd to clap in support.
‘And we will continue to muddle through because we’re having to read from the cards.’