Meredith Vieira will get to enjoy The View again.
The View veteran will make an appearance on the estrogen-laced chatfest on Oct. 8, her first since she defected in June 2006 to replace Katie Couric on The Today Show. Meredith won’t wear her old moderator hat though – she’s going on as a guest to discuss her mornings on Today and to promote the upcoming Who Wants to Be a Millionaire DVD. The 53-year-old hosts the syndicated game show.
Meredith had served as View moderator for nine years, from the show’s inception in 1997 until last year. Thursday, Sept. 13, marks her one-year anniversary co-hosting Today. Memorably less stable was her View replacement – Rosie O’Donnell left after eight months and Whoopi Goldberg has since taken over the reigns.