While it stopped short of revealing who will be Kelly Ripa’s new co-host, the daytime show “Live with Kelly” revealed what will be happening on the show during its fall launch, including the guest host lineup for the first two weeks of the season.
The show, which enters its 29th season in national syndication Sept. 5, “will feature a lineup of fall’s hottest celebrity guests, plus the latest talent stopping by the Host Chat desk to act as guest co-hosts with Kelly Ripa,” the program announced.
“As the exciting search for Kelly’s new on-air partner continues, a diverse group of personalities will join her on the show,” the announcement notes. “The new season will kick off with ‘Mr. Robot’ actor Christian Slater (Sept. 5) and ‘Rosewood’ star Morris Chestnut (Sept. 6-7), followed by journalist Anderson Cooper (Sept. 8-9).
“Host extraordinaire from ‘The Bachelor’ and ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’ Chris Harrison will kick off the following week on Sept. 12, followed by ‘Bull’ star Michael Weatherly (Sept. 13) and the multi-talented Neil Patrick Harris (Sept. 14-16).”
Guests during the month of September will include Meg Ryan, Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Kevin James, Denzel Washington, Sophia Loren, Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Kiefer Sutherland, Samuel L. Jackson and Morgan Freeman.
“Live” will also feature performances by Martina McBride, Kristin Chenoweth, Jacob Whitesides and Ingrid Michaelson.