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The Blank In 'Live! With Kelly And ____' To Be Filled

Since the retirement of Regis Philbin from the show that bore his name last November, a total of fifty-nine guest co-hosts have graced the seat next to Kelly Ripa. Now, Disney-ABC Domestic Television has announced that one of them will assume the position on Tuesday, September 4, and presumably have their first name added to the title of the venerable weekday morning talk show, currently known as Live! With Kelly.

Kelly Ripa

According to Deadline, the new permanent co-host will be unveiled on September 4 and it will indeed be one of the 59 names, a diverse list that includes Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Couric, Jonah Hill, Jimmy Kimmel, Mary J. Blige, Kim Kardashian, Bryant Gumbel, David Duchovny, Mario Lopez, Matthew Broderick, Reggie Bush, Alec Baldwin, Carson Daly, D.L. Hughley, Rob Lowe, Martin Short, Tyler Perry, and many others.

In July, People magazine reported that the top three contenders from the list are Saturday Night Live head writer and Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyers, singer/songwriter Josh Groban, and former NFL defensive end for the New York Giants, Michael Strahan. The day before the big reveal, Kelly will host Live! by herself for the first time since joining the program in 2001 after the departure of Philbin's original co-host Kathie Lee Gifford.

Who do you think it will be? Regardless, can anyone really fill Regis' shoes?


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Show:
- Live with Kelly & Michael
Person:
- Kelly Ripa
Network:
- ABC

Written by: Chrononaut
Aug 20th, 2012, 5:18 am

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Message Posted On Aug 20th, 2012, 8:23 am

You're probably right, although I'd like to see him leave SNL and let Sudeikis take over as head writer. I've never even heard of Josh Groban.

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Message Posted On Aug 20th, 2012, 5:25 am

Of the three reported top contenders, I'd say Strahan. I don't see Meyers quitting SNL just to host a talk show.

 

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