"The View" has filled its conservative seat, up for grabs after Meghan McCain's August 2021 exit.

And made one familiar face a permanent host.  The ABC daytime panel talk show announced

Thursdaysthat Alyssa Farah Griffin, former White House director of strategic

communications and assistant to former president Donald Trump,

has a seat at the table when the show returns for its 26th season in September.

And Ana Navarro, a commentator and political strategist, will also become another co-host,

joking the show was "finally putting a ring on it" after her roles as guest co-host and contributor.

Farah Griffin, 33, and Navarro, 50, will join moderator Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg,

Sara Haines and Sunny Hostin. Friday marks the show's season finale, followed by a late-summer break.