GRACE's Paul Rudd, Ed Asner to Guest on ABC's THE VIEW, 9/21


The "Sweet 16" celebration continues on ABC's Emmy(r) Award-winning talk show,THE VIEW with an exciting lineup of guests SEPTEMBER 17-21 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET), including actors Paul Rudd and Ed Asner of Broadway's GRACE. 

The Broadway premiere of Grace, the acclaimed dark comedy written by award-winning writer Craig Wright (Mistakes Were Made, Recent Tragic Events, “Six Feet Under”) and directed by Dexter Bullard (Tracy Letts’ BUG), began performances last night, Thursday, September 13th, with an official opening night set for Thursday, October 4, 2012. The all-star cast includes Paul Rudd and Academy Award® nominee Michael Shannon, with Kate Arrington and seven-time Emmy Award®-winner Ed Asner.

Also coming up on THE VIEW next week,  music superstar Prince who will talk about his upcoming concerts in Chicago and his work for the "Rebuild the Dream" organization with civil rights attorney and activist Van Jones and actress Rosario Dawson, SEPTEMBER 17. Actors Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men") and Andrew McCarthy (author, The Longest Way Home) -- who coincidentally starred together in the 1986 romantic teen comedy/drama, "Pretty in Pink" -- are featured guests, live, SEPTEMBER 18. Patti Mallette (a.k.a. Justin Bieber's mother) joins the co-hosts live on SEPTEMBER 19 to discuss her book, Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom, and shares her incredible journey with her superstar son. Guests for the week also include Jesse Ventura, Dr. Mehmet Oz ("Dr. Oz"), Paul Rudd, Ed Asner, Cloris Leachman and a performance by singer Pink. "Dancing with the Stars" Season Four champion Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, his partner for the upcoming "All-Star" season, are featured SEPTEMBER 20.

"Guy Day Friday" with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck's husband, Tim Hasselbeck, SEPT. 21.

Scheduled guests for the week of SEPTEMBER 17-21 are as follows (subject to change):

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 - Music superstar Prince joined by actress Rosario Dawson and civil rights attorney/activist Van Jones; Jesse Ventura (author, DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans: No More Gangs in Government).

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 - Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men"); Andrew McCarthy (author, The Longest Way Home).

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 - Singer Pink performs; Patti Mallette, mother of music sensation Justin Bieber's (author, Nowhere But Up: The Story of Justin Bieber's Mom); hip hop recording artist T.I. (author, Trouble & Triumph: A Novel of Power & Beauty).

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 - Sherri and Elisabeth's "Reality Show Roundup," featuring weekly dish on all the outrageous drama and antics of television's most popular reality shows; Dr. Mehmet Oz ("Dr. Oz"); actress Cloris Leachman; "Dancing with the Stars" Season Four champion Apolo Anton Ohno and Karina Smirnoff, his partner for the upcoming "All-Star" season.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 - "Guy Day Friday" with co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck's husband, Tim Hasselbeck; actors Paul Rudd and Ed Asner (Broadway's "Grace"); "Mario's Time of the Month" featuring Mario Cantone; a new installment of "Where Are They Now?" with an appearance and performance from Vanilla Ice.

"The View," a live, one-hour daily talk show from ABC, features Daytime Emmy Award-winning hosts Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. It's the original forum in which real women discuss everyday issues, share their opinions and engage in colorful conversations. "The View," broadcast in HDTV and produced in 2-channel stereo sound, is now available to watch online daily at 4:00 p.m., ET/1:00 p.m., PT on "The View" is produced by ABC and Ms. Walters' Barwall Productions, with Ms. Walters serving as executive producer along with Bill Geddie, who also serves as executive producer for "The Barbara Walters Specials." "The View" is directed by Mark Gentile. For breaking news and updated videos follow

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