This week’s announcement of Kelly Ripa’s upcoming guest co-hosts on “Live!” contains a big clue for observers who are handicapping the show’s search for a permanent co-host.
Actor Jerry O’Connell, who has been filling in from time to time since Michael Strahan exited the morning show back in April, is scheduled for a block of three guest spots in the middle of the week of Aug. 8. O’Connell’s name has been among those mentioned for a longer-term spot on the show.
“Live with Kelly” is expected to name Strahan’s permanent replacement by this fall.
The other guest hosts for next week are actor Jim Parsons and TV personality Ryan Seacrest.
Here’s the lineup of guest hosts for the week of Aug. 8:
Monday, August 8 — Actor JIM PARSONS
Tuesday, August 9 — Actor JERRY O’CONNELL
Wednesday, August 10 — Actor JERRY O’CONNELL
Thursday, August 11 — Actor JERRY O’CONNELL
Friday, August 12 — TV producer, host and radio personality RYAN SEACREST