With Regis Philbin planning to leave the morning program "Live With Regis and Kelly" in November, three candidates have emerged to fill his shoes: "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest; Bravo host Andy Cohen; and actor Mark Consuelos, who is also married to Philbin’s co-host, Kelly Ripa, reports Business Insider.
Cohen has subbed for Philbin on the morning show and hosts Bravo’s "Watch What Happens: Live," while Consuelos has also recently filled in on the morning program.
Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which distributes the show, declined to comment.
Once a replacement for Philbin has been found, the show will be rebooted, even though its ratings have been stable. When Ripa was asked in May by David Letterman about the possibility of her husband taking the job, she replied, "I think we would kill each other.”