whoopi.jpgAccording to Variety, ABC is in final chats to bring Whoopi Goldberg on as a permanent co-host of the coffee clutch.  Sherri Sheperd is also in the mix, and the trade says that announcements on those deals could happen next week at the earliest.  Since the departure of Rosie O’Donnell, there has been quite the revolving door of talent in the guest chairs.  Sounds like the viciousness of “The View” is in the past, but both Goldberg and Shepard could bring some sass back into the mix, and who doesn’t want that!  We may even start TiVo-ing it again…