Former The View co-host Jenny McCarthy is finally giving everyone the inside scoop as to what her last days on the ABC daytime program were like.
“When it was – I call it the Red Wedding at ‘The View’ – the day there was like 17 people let go,” McCarthy recalled.
The “Red Wedding” was a reference to an episode of Game of Thrones called “The Rains of Castamere.” In that episode, character Robb Stark and his bannermen are massacred.
But while nobody was actually killed during the mass firing at The View, the network and the powers-that-be for the show could have apparently handled things much better.
In the case of McCarthy, she felt like things may not be working out between her and the network, so she actually asked management if they were bringing her back, and they assured her they were.
According to McCarthy, she turned down several other offers because she thought she had job security.
But as it turned out, they just didn’t want McCarthy to leave the show before the season was done.
The same thing was done to several other key players, including co-creator Bill Geddie and producer Sherri Shepherd.
The firings all came down in one fell swoop, hence the comparison to the “Red Wedding.”
Then and Now
McCarthy’s original claim to fame was as a Playboy centerfold model.
Since then, she has done dozens of TV shows, but nothing that really stuck until she was on Two and a Half Men.
Her character, Courtney, had a recurring role in the show, making eight appearances from 2007-2011.
Since then, she has starred in a self-titled sitcom and has done an episode of International Ghost Investigators.
Most recently, she has appeared as a panelist on Fox’s The Masked Singer.
Seems like her ouster from The View hasn’t hurt her career too much.