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‘Live With Kelly’ Co-Hosts Announced — Do We Have Our Front-Runner for the Permanent Job?

Aug 3, 2016  •  Post A Comment

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

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21 Comments

  1. PLEASE, NO Anderson Cooper. I would love as co-host Jerry O’Connell, or Fred Savage. I would like a man that is married with children. He can better relate to us housewives.

  2. No to AC and no to Jerry..hes a doofus man. Just cancel the show. It sucks ass now that Michael is gone..

  3. Agree with the above. Show stinks and Kelly is trying to hard.

  4. Jeff Gordon

  5. I have so enjoyed Josh Gad the last two days! He would be an excellent co-host!

  6. Yes. Jerry O’Connell is goofy but very funny!!! I pick him…..he’s game for anything…just like Kelly!! His eyebrows are too sharp looking and need softening….also love him with longer hair!! …redo him! Thanks!

  7. I loved Fred Savage, what a sweetheart and Jerry O’Connell is also alot of fun.

    • Absolutely no to Anderson Cooper.

  8. I Happen to like Anderson Cooper VERY MUCH! as he has great chemistry with
    Kelly, and is also very knowledgeable, and are good friends. Although, he may be too accomplished, and already has a great job as a Newsman for CNN.

  9. I like Nick Lachey He is funny and looks very comfortable in the host chair.

    He has my vote!

  10. What about a woman. But if I had to pick Fred savage

  11. I love both Jerry O’Connell and Fred Savage. They both. Would be fantastc.

  12. What happened to Mario Lopez? Why can’t Fred Savage do it? I’ve missed out on some info I guess.
    Jerry O’Connell would be ok but is he the best choice? I’d much rather have Nick Lachey. What chance does he have? The more I think-I think he’d best fit for everyone & every situation. Does Kelly get to pick?

  13. Fred Savage, A.C, Andy Cohen, Nick Lachey…but Jerry O’Connell is a nice guy but he doesn’t fit.
    I have a feeling that Jerry O’Connell is getting the co-hosting job, but I feel down the road they will either have to replace him bc of ratings or the show will get cancelled. I have watched the show almost since the beginning, I loved regis and Michael they just worked, i don’t see that in Jerry O’Connell.

  14. I like to watch it on TV sometimes

  15. Jerry O’Connell no. I can’t stand to even look at him. Hes nice and good sport same as my guy Fred Savage which I had a crush on growing up. He’s very fun and he would be a better fit then Jerry but still can’t feel the love. Haven’t really with anyone. And Kelly she is a pleasant and good sport but yes tries too hard and seems fake. I would hate to see the show go but there are way too many talk shows on any way. Need something completely new and different then talk shows.

  16. Jerry O’Connell no. I can’t stand to even look at him. Hes nice and good sport same as my guy Fred Savage which I had a crush on growing up. He’s very fun and he would be a better fit then Jerry but still can’t feel the love. Haven’t really with anyone. And Kelly she is a pleasant and good sport but yes tries too hard and seems fake. I would hate to see the show go but there are way too many talk shows on any way. Need something completely new and different then talk shows. Jim gotta love him he’s from my town . He would be better then Anderson and Jerry. Loooove him but still no. He has no connection with the guests or other celebs. Just revamp the station after GMA and get rid Kelly and the smartalick view so hate that show. Only watch the show because nothing else but the price is right is on which I watch when the view completely gets on my nerves.

  17. God, these comments are harsh! (laugh)..Kelly is wonderful. No matter what. Her faithful fans will always watch. Love Jerry. He’s magnetic, funny, and versatile. Mario would be great too. Truthfully, none of the others hold my attention! Best of luck!

  18. No not Jerry O Connell there’s just no chemistry. I think show will just go down hill with Jerry. Nice guy, but no

  19. I like Kelly’s husband Mark. They have real chemistry and are really funny together although it could be inhibiting working every day with her husband. Also like Jerry since he is really funny. Love him dancing with the dancers. Anderson and Fred
    would be good also.

  20. Why not cancel the show,doesn’t work with the bitch Kelly ,never has since Regis left,watctched a little yrs preceding,actually wasn’t good even when Michael was there,save time and money,when her contract is up be done with it,she’s terrible,I know her producer gelmen is indetit to her ,as he he had some walk one with her terrible show hope and faith,ass kissing aside gelman walk away!,,

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