Scoop: THE VIEW - Week of 12/17 on ABC

Scoop: THE VIEW - Week of 12/17 on ABCSeason 16 of ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show, "The View" continues DECEMBER 17-21 (11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon, ET) with an exciting lineup of guests, including a performance by 14-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys; actress Naomi Watts discussing her Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild-nominated performance in "The Impossible"; "This is 40" writer, director and producer Judd Apatow and his wife, and the star of the film, Leslie Mann; and multi-talented Bette Midler and Billy Crystal from "Parental Guidance" (in theaters Christmas Day). Guests for the week also include KaDee Strickland (ABC's "Private Practice"), Brad Garrett ("Not Fade Away") and Marlo Thomas.

Chris Cuomo from ABC News is the guest co-host for "Guy Day Friday," DECEMBER 21.

Spending time together as a family is precious and limited. As previously announced, "The View" is offering a chance for four lucky viewers to win a Disney Parks Vacation in the "Family Time Together" contest. The nomination process is open through December 21, 2012. Winners will be announced live on "The View" on MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013. Visit to find out how to nominate friends or family members and for full details, including entrant and nominee/family eligibility restrictions, prize descriptions and limitations. Entrants must be 18 or older. No purchase necessary.

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

MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 - KaDee Strickland (ABC's "Private Practice").

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18 - "This is 40" writer, director and producer Judd Apatow and his wife, and the star of the film, Leslie Mann; musical guest Alicia Keys.

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19 - Brad Garrett ("Not Fade Away"); Marlo Thomas; Sabrina Soto with creative tips for wrapping holiday presents.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20 - Bette Midler, Billy Crystal and Bailee Madison ("Parental Guidance"); dermatologist Dr. Doris Day debunks beauty myths.

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21 - Naomi Watts and Maria Belon ("The Impossible"); a one-of-a-kind performance from Mario Cantone to celebrate the holidays.

About "The View":
"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 with 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,