ABC won’t renew Whoopi Goldberg’s contract, saying, “It’s time to move on.”…
She wasn’t fired. They did not get rid of her. Even her show wasn’t canceled. ABC chose not to re-sign Whoopi Goldberg to a new contract as a way to deal with its never-ending Whoopi Goldberg problem. Goldberg will lose her lead role on a popular show and up to $36 million per year in salary and endorsements because of this decision.
Programming Director Joe Barron said, “It’s time to move on. She had a good run, but now she’s always so angry.” Barron said that people who find her hateful, divisive, and un-American are always complaining to the network about her. He said, “Most of them can’t explain why, but that’s their right.”
Goldberg’s manager, Art Tubolls, says that the talks aren’t over yet and that he thinks ABC will offer his client a new contract that will last until 2029. He said, “She is the show. Who’s going to run it, Joy Behar?” She’s not a big enough star to do what Whoopi does.