Just when some fans of “Live with Kelly” thought they had figured out who the new permanent co-host would be, the show today delivered a surprise announcement.
The previous guest host announcement gave the impression to a number of fans handicapping the selection process that actor Jerry O’Connell had the job, after O’Connell was named co-host for five shows over a two-week span. But today’s announcement has actor Christian Slater landing the guest spot for a solid week, from March 6-10, placing Slater back among the apparent front-runners.
The following week, March 13-17, will see the guest host spot open up more, with four different personalities slated to take a seat alongside Kelly Ripa — including Chris Hardwick for two days, March 16 and 17.
Here’s the schedule for the weeks of March 6-10 and March 13-17:
Monday, March 6 – Friday, March 10 – Actor CHRISTIAN SLATER
Monday, March 13 – Actor MICHAEL WEATHERLY
Tuesday, March 14 – Actor JOSH GAD
Wednesday, March 15 – TV Personality JASON SILVA
Thursday, March 16 – TV Host CHRIS HARDWICK
Friday, March 17 – TV Host CHRIS HARDWICK