Television April 28, 2016
Kelly Ripa Could Go ‘Live!' with These Guys After Michael Strahan Leaves
We are only two weeks away from Michael Strahan's exit from “Live! with Kelly and Michael,” so who could be the possible fill-ins sitting next to Kelly Ripa once he's gone?
The ABC show could be bringing in some familiar faces, some of whom filled in when Regis Philbin left the show in 2011. A source told People, "The network does have a long roster of people who will step in to guest host. They'll do the same thing they did when they found Michael... they'll rotate a bunch of people in.”
The insider added, "Expect to see people like Anderson Cooper, Andy Cohen, Josh Groban, and Seth Meyers. They all came on a lot last time and she loved them. She is really close with Anderson and Andy and she loves them. But she's open to trying a bunch of different people. It was clear she really liked the process last time."
Despite the reports that Seth could be appearing on the show, sources told "Extra," "The rumors are not true. He recently signed his contract at NBC and is under contract till 2021. He has not even spoken to anyone about filling in as a co-host.”
Marla Maples, Khloé Kardashian, and Alec Baldwin are other names being thrown in the ring for possible fill-ins. Alec just signed on to host a revival of'70s game show "Match Game" for ABC.
As for how long the search for a new co-host could be, the insider said, "Who knows how long it will take, though? They're prepared to keep cycling people through even if its not resolved by the fall."