Sept. 9: “Katie” begins Season 2; “The View” welcomes new co-host Jenny McCarthy

ABC and its syndicated distribution arm have some notable premieres Monday, Sept. 9, as The View welcomes Jenny McCarthy as new co-host, replacing Joy Behar, and Katie, hosted by Katie Couric, begins its second season.

The View‘s decision to hire Jenny McCarthy as co-host alongside Barbara Walters (who begins her final season with Monday’s episode), Whoopi Goldberg and Sherri Shepherd, was met with some criticism, due to McCarthy having been outspoken on her discredited beliefs that childhood vaccines can lead to autism. Nevertheless, she will be on hand as The View begins Season 17 Sept. 9 at 11am ET/PT on ABC. During this episode, Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd visit some Manhattan hotspots and meet some famous faces. Guests will include Donnie Wahlberg and Michael Bublé, who performs.

Guests the rest of the premiere week for The View include new Dancing With the Stars contestant Valerie Harper (Sept. 10); Keith Urban (Sept. 11); Orlando Bloom (Sept. 12); and Robert De Niro (Sept. 13).

Meanwhile, Katie also starts a new season on Sept. 9. Rapper Lil Wayne will be Katie Couric’s guest on the season premiere show. The first three weeks of Katie will feature guests such as Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Mariska Hargitay, Hugh Jackman, Julianne Moore, Viola Davis, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Heidi Klum and more.

The View begins Season 17 Sept. 9 at 11am ET/PT on ABC, and airs weekdays.

Season 2 of Katie begins Sept. 9, and airs weekdays in syndication. Check your local listings for details.

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