Kelly Ripa has been holding down the "Live!" set quite well since her former co-host, the venerated Regis Philbin, decided to wrap up his long run in November.
The show has used a succession of guest co-hosts since then, but the list of names mentioned as possibilities for a more permanent replacement has apparently shrunk to three.
Chief among them is "Saturday Night Live's" Seth Meyers, who according to Showbiz 411 is the lead pick out of the trio of options that also reportedly includes Josh Groban and former NFL star Michael Strahan.
Earlier this year, Michael Strahan told Showbiz Tonight's Nischelle Turner why he'd like to have the seat next to Kelly Ripa.
Meyers is no stranger to hosting duties. In 2011, he was in the spotlight at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
Singer Josh Groban shows off his comedic talents with Piers Morgan.
Strahan just ended a round of guest co-hosting duties, as he worked alongside Ripa on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
The week of July 9, however, will belong to Meyers, as he'll be on tap as guest co-host every morning.
Showbiz 411 pegs Meyers as a "popular co-host" with Ripa, noting that he's appeared on the show multiple times in the spring, and that his wide appeal might have something to do with his rumored frontrunner position.
But what do you think - who would you like to see fill in as Ripa's regular co-host?
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MARTIN SHORT!!!! He is the best and Kelly is great with him. Even though I am not a fan of Nick Lachey, he is really great with Kelly also.
I think Martin short would be good and maybe get a new female host, Kellie you need to let your co-host talk and your guests talk, it's all you. Get a co-host already
I think Marty Short should do it! He's the best and definitely one of the funniest.
If I was not the biggest fan of Seth Meyers on SNL. He is without a dobut skilled and capable. What I saw on Kelly Live, he is the only choice for co-host. Yes he has a twitchy boyish energy in abundance and his personablness comes across in spades. And the on screen chemestry between Seth and Kelly is unmistakable. Live with Kelly and Seth will put the show on top for a long, long time. Let's do the sucessful thing, Y'all.
Martin Short should get the job for sure! He's smart, quick-witted, immensely talented, very entertaining, and seems to want the gig. He would go a long way to make Kelly more interesting.
Michael Strahan–NO CONTEST! When he co-hosts with Kelly she actually lets him talk! Great chemistry together (besides Anderson Cooper or Neil Patrick-Harris who are doing other things.) Josh Grobin is BORING -needs to stick to siniging. Seth Meyers and Kelly force their routine together; they don't click; uncomfortable to watch.
Just make a decision SOON!!!!
I agree with Donna Michael Strahan is a good choice.
Martin Short has the personality, talent, , wit, and humor to make this show come alive (let's face it, Kelly can be pretty boring when she goes on and on about her kids all the time). . . . Marty is dynamic . .he wants the job, why isn't he on the list???
No Seth Meyers, does not impress me at all. Michael Strayhan and Josh Groban are the best. Please consider them. Listen to the viewers of this show. They know best.
I thought Martin Short was by far the best. Of the three finalists, I prefer Strahan. Meyer is an arrogant smart ass. As for the adorable Josh Groban, why would he want to do this show?
Out of all the cohosts i have seen, there were a few that were my favorite but the best one i saw is actually on the finalist list which is Strahan. I love the intro flow (whatever you call it on the show) he has with Kelly. He is very respectful not just funny witty, which is great! He seems to be able to keep the conversation going there is no awkward silence or comments being made that make you cringe (sorry Groban and Jerry O'Connel). My vote is for Strahan. I really hope he gets it, maybe I will actually watch. :)
I've seen all 3 co-host with her, and Michael Strahan would be my first pick, with Seth Myers a close second.
Had to post since a few folks agreed with me: Martin Short, the few times he has co-hosted was amazing. I do not even like Martin Short! But of all the co-hosts, he was genuinely fun, great with the interviews, and I guess most importantly–had me laughing out loud more often than any other co-host.
NO WAY! Martin Short was the worst! All he talked about was the Hollyweirds! I am so sick of hearing about those people they do not have any normalcy totheir life and they are supposed to appeal and get on the level with people who only make $50K a year or less... NO! I hated how he was like I was at this party and I was at that party and I was shopping at our grocery store and saw Tom Hanks... who cares! NO NO NO!! Boo Martin Short
Michael Strahan is not the best choice although he is fun. I don't think you have found the right person yet. Kelly deserves a co-host who can keep up with her humor and yet let her shine......The only one who ever did that was Anderson Cooper and recently, Josh Groban.
Seth Myers too much of a wise guy . . . MICHAEL STRAHAN is low key, respectful, funny, genuinely interested in guests, and not just making jokes likeSeth . . . . he has low key charm . . . and I like Strahan and Ripa together . . .
Second choice would be Bryant Gumble.
I'm for Michael Strahan. Fresh face on tv. His strip tease was a definite surprise. He will definitely keep the show from focusing too much on Kelly. Seth is funny but a bit too dramatic for everyday morning show. I hope its Strahan!!! Trust me he is gorgeous enough to rival Kelly any day
She's making millions, begain as a soap star, met mark on the soap, got married and they still look great together...her contract with Live is renewed until 2014, a mom, georgous husband, and a career– sounds amazing.
We need more women like Kelly Rippa that give a proper example of how to have it all - the right way.
made you look.
Robert Downey Jr definitly and then they could dump Kelly and her tacky dresses
T.J. Holmes would be great. I miss seeing him on CNN. He is so cute and smart. He's also funny.
I wish that LWK would try out T.J. Holmes who used to be on CNN. I loved watching him when he was on CNN. He has a great personality, is knowledgeable about current events, and he is HOT!!!
Michael Strahan absolutely! What a second act he's having. Love to see him next to Kelly.
I totally agree, Michael Strahan. You would think that Seth Myers would be doing movies or something. Strahan is good for that job.:)
WATCH YOUR SPELLING GUYS STOP TYPING SO FAST!
I can't believe they never tried Michael E Knight frm AMC He is Hilarious! But if it's down to 3 My 1st pick would be Michael Strahan, 2nd would be Nick Lashay. But in a perfect world Anderson Cooper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES! Michael Knight would be AWESOME!!! He is hilarious!! Nice to look at too. :-)
Kelly Rippa has it all. Congrats on contract renewal! She is an example to young women.
Rippa's alright..she is funny at times and is doing a decent job, rating numbers are pretty good.
she appears to have a good marriage with mark c and he doesn't cheat or party which is a good example for tv since most of tv s-cks....hey i'd marry her..she makes a darn good salary
Michael Strahan all the way........I loved his stripping routine on the show.....it was hilarious
Michael Strahan should get the job..he's the guy
If you behave I'll show you my Emeril cookware.
DOES STRACHEN CHEAT?
GOTCHA AGAIN! WORKS EVERY TIME!
I think Robert Downey, Jr. would make a great co-host. He would bring a edgier side to the show and he is extremely funny in his dry way and very witty.
That disaster is still on the air?????
Blind Gossip had this news over a week ago! I personally would prefer Strahan, but Meyers will be funny!
Seth is my number one choice of these three. He is funny, cute, and personable. Strahan is good on a sports show and Josh is good on a singing show. For folks who watch the show, you know that Regis retired from this show to pursue other venues; and he is 80 years old now. Give him a break, he might want to travel or write, etc. If you do not like Kelly, which I do not understand, you can watch something else, or read. Hello!!!!!!!
My Gawd...! Is that turkey of a show still on?
Gotta make is Strahan. He is the best.
What a talent.
Of those three names, Strahan is my favorite.
I like to hear Josh sing – but do not like him as co-host.
Strahan was personable, funny, real, good conversationalist.
I am not sure the very best co-host has been found.
Was Regis forced out?
If so, by who?
Regis retired...he's over 80 years old and I think was getting worn out of the day to day requirements of the show.
I'm all for Michael Strahan. Please make it Michael. Besides having a great rapport with Kelly, he has a great sense of humor, can laugh about himself, has a contagious smile, and seems very REAL!!!! Ido agree with someone who said that Kelly is very into herself since Regis left. She needs Michael – No One Else!!! I use to watch the show religiously when Regis was still a part of the show, but now I tend only to watch when Michael is on with Kelly. Please, please make it MICHAEL!!!!
I agree with Jeanne. It's all about Kelly and I'm reallly tired of the whole show. I never missed watching the show when Regis was on it, but I only watch now when the co-host is someone I like. I love Michael Strahan and I like Neil Patrick Harris. Michael Knight would probably work, but he needs to cohost with her to see how they would work together. I do not like Josh Groban or Seth Myers (both boring). Bryant Gumbel would work because he's interesting, and he doesn't let Kelly talk only about herself. I have really gotten disgusted with her and her hair flipping and arm rubbing. The show's future really depends on the new co-host.
Think Seth would be great. He's funny, smart and personable. (did I mention adorable?) However, I think Martin Short would be my #1 choice.
"Live with Seth". Let Kelly co-host semi-annually. Then I would once again watch the show.
I think they should just rotate the 3 of them on a weekly basis, and study the stats to see who comes out on top.
Excellent suggestion! I think that would definitely be a good idea!
If Martin Short wanted the job I think he would've been at least in the final three. Who wants to get up that early every morning and be tide to the show for most of the year.
*sigh*...it's "tied". You should cut down on TV and read some books to boost your vocabulary and spelling skills.
OH MY GOD...IS THIS KENNY ROGERS...
I love both Seth and Josh (he is funnier than you would think), but I also have liked Martin Short and Jerry O'Connell. I have turned the channel when Michael Strahan has been on. Kelly has been too self-absorbed since she has been the sole host; get her a side kick SOON!!!
She is so phony.
How about just cancelling the damn show already
Or you can turn the channel Butt
Kelly has always said that she wanted to retire at an early age, after she made enough money. Maybe now is the time? Don't get me wrong, I love the girl and hate seeing all the negatives written about her. Think about it lady – OK?
Get rid of Kelly, bring on Cameron Matheson and Josh Duhmal. :)
Can't bear the show since Regis left. Love to listen and watch that man. Hope someone else picks him up. RIPA is too self-absorbed and just intolerable.
I dont know about co-host but wish someone would replace Ripa. I cant tolerate the woman.
Michael Strahan is definitely my pick out of the three of them.
Of THOSE 3 names – I like Strahan best – I was surprised when I watched him.
I like the singing of Josh – but not the co-hosting.
Actually – they have not come up on the potential co-host that I like best –
I do like when Anderson Cooper co -hosts but he won't be doing the job –
Did Regis 'really' get forced out? Why?
I still want to see Mike Rowe host with her. he'd be a perfect fit. he's charming, funny, and easy on the eyes.
I think the show s**ks anyway without the Reeeeg,This guys dont have a clue how to host,Regis held the whole show ,from his stories,to complaints,yelling at gellman just cant beat it.Thats why Kelly sat there looking in the air while Regis did everything.I hope the show goes off................They will never get these entertainers again
The show s**ks anyway they need the Reeeeg back he was the whole show,all his stories,complaints,yelling at gillman,fantastic host.All this other guys dont have a clue to host a show,just like Kelly thats why she just sat there while Regis did everything .I hope the show goes off .................it will never be the same
Pretty soon Lorne Michaels and all of his protege's will rule the entire television industry. At least that's the plan, no?
Jim Parson's (in character as Sheldon Cooper)
I'd love for Michael Straihan to get the job, he's so funny and personable
I think Kelly is doing a great job just the way it is now. It's exciting to see who the co-host is going to be next, and you get to learn so much more about them than just an interview... so leave it be!
How about replacing Kelly since she can't dress decently. Why doesn't she invest in a good bra. Half the time her n-ps are showing thru. Then she trys to hold her papers over her chest area. After a commercial break, she comes back on with a different dress on.
I haven't watched since Kelly was such a hag to Clay Aiken. Let him host the show and fire Kelly.
Would love to see Clay Aiken cohost, he would upstage Kelly. Not sure what happened between them, must have missed that show. How about Rachel Ray, then they could both talk over one another. Rachel is very rude, when watching her show you can just tell how she can't keep her mouth from moving.
PLEASE ask Cameron Matheson to be her permanent co-host. They have the ultimate chemistry!!!! He is the only one that can do the job!!!!
2. Hugh Jackman
4. Homer Simpson
I watch/tape Live with Kelly everyday and have seen many co-hosts since Regis has left and started appearing elsewhere on TV.I have to say Michael Strahan keeps me chukllng in the AM's. All the rest mentioned are good but I just think there's chemistry between them. Kelly sets up the news topicc and Michael comes in to finish, either with his own family or others whatever the topic. As for Kelly not letting someone talk without interrupting, have you forgotten Relly and Kathy Lee,
guest stars never really got to tell story as the two of them totally took over. I remember some iritated faces on the guests faces. Whomever gets chosen, I hope they continue to help me have a good chuckle each day.
Whoever gets picked, I hope they continue to keep me chuckling in the AM's
make kim kraptrashian be the next host, hell she can not put two words together but sea can spread those legs for just about anybody, what a w h o r e
She doesn't need a co host!
Eric the midget from the Stern show would be a great co-host. And it would be fun to watch with him beside Kelly
FIRE KELLY IMMEDIATELY!!! She is so annoying, rude, interrupts everyone, Always has to have the last work and she just babbles a bunch of nonsense. She looks very annorexic and has just ruined a good show. Replace her or beg Regis to come back and still replace her otherwise just cance the show.
Hater! Kelly is awesome and she is not anrex. She is fit. I love her and don't see why anywone would say fire her
So don't watch the show if you don't like Kelly – simple as that.
why not stick with guest hosts like the old Mike Douglas show?
Lachey all the way! LOLOL
Just Fire Kelly!!! She is so annoying I honestly feel bad for her husband. She interupts everyone like she thinks what she has to say is more important which it never is. She needs her mouth duct taped shut.
Michael Strahan!! He's got such a nice personality...he's friendly...asks good questions. And he's cute :>
Seth Meyers would be my number one pick. Michael Strahan a close number two. Definitely not Josh Groban.
Seth Meyers for sure, since NPH isn't in the running.
That's the ticket!
Please post the Top Three Contenders...not just Seth Myers
Michael Strahan...for sure!!!
I I vote for Micheal Strahan. Kelly and Michael Strahan are a natural together!!
Michael Strahan is not polished enough to do this kind of show week in and week out, nice enough guy but not really qualified and really not that well rounded enough to converse with celebrity types. Seth Myers would be great, quick wit (actually funny) more at ease with guests and colud carry the show on his own with no problem. This is a no-brainer.
Seth Meyers!! He is so great with Kelly and he is funny! I am seriously floored at the amount of people who said Michael Strahan. I mean he is ok, but I wouldn't want to watch him every day.
I vote for Hulk Hogan. He needs the money for his ex-wife and totally messed up kids. My second vote would be for Ozzie Osbourne.....what a voice? You could not understand a word he says!
I agree with you Putz. Hang in there...right next to me.
TED would be a great co-host alongside Rippa. Both stuffy.
And all y'all are allowed to vote. Explains alot.
"y'all" and "alot"...and YOU are allowed to vote? Go back to kindergarten.
Hey, stop riipping on Ripa! She's alright. My first choice is MIke Tyson. He's cute and he talks funny. My second choice is Mike Greenberg from Mike & Mike In The Morning. Greenberg is cute and he talks funny too.
On behalf of the people of Canada I beg you to PLEASE take Ben Mulroney off of our hands.
I'm Canadian...who the he11 is "Ben Mulroney"? Some relation to Brian?
No no – you keep that big girl, Ben Mulroney!!!! Just put him in the closet up there.
Michael Strahan! He is charming and funny and has great chemistry with Kelly. They seem very natural and comfortable together.
I think alot of people are right Kelly alone is very annoying......she talks way to much! Regis whether you liked him or not knows how to listen something Kelly should have learned from him.If the Strahan guy gets it I'm gone. Getting tired of seeing him. by the way has anyone ever told Kelly wearing her clothes so tight is not the way to go? don't know why she does that isn't she small enough. When she sits she looks all wrinkled like an unmade bed......
Please replace Kelly! It is SO hard to watch the show because every interview, every story & every topic revolves around her. Though I am Kelly's age, I watched a lot more often and was much more entertained by Regis. I watch the morning news, which is followed by LIVE! but wind up turning her off. She is one-dimensional and self-absorbed.
Josh Groban is too good for the show and has many more important things to do ... like sing and write music! Don't watch the show for the most part ... find Kelly a bit overbearing. Good luck to the new co-host, though ... he will need it.
Strahan, absolutely! Best all round chemistry.
Nick Lachey,Nick Lachey,Nick Lachey
Michael Strahan all the way. Nick Lackey looks too desperate and should be the last pick!
Clay Aiken, for sure – LOL! Josh Groban isin 1st 3 pick? Wouldn't Josh Groban have a similar problem with Kelly? Don't shake her hand, Josh!
My money is on Strahan or Cooper
Clay Aiken! Kelly could use a little humility.
1 Neil patrick harris
Michael Strahan is the only one that we have watched a whole show with (other than Anderson Cooper) since Regis left. Strahan for sure !
Sat in the audience for Tuesday's show. Strahan didn't miss a beat. He and Kelly have a good chemistry and they both really engaged the audience during commercial breaks.
PIPER REESE from Piper's Picks should be paired up with Kelly! Planet's youngest entertainment reporter – she's more pro than the pros!!
Michael Strahan all the way!!
I'd like to see Miley Cyrus or Selena Gomez or Demi Lovato paired up with Kelly. The guys they put in the chair beside Kelly are all freaks. I mean, seriously, look at them. They're freaks! Very freaky.
Mylie Cyrus??? You're kidding, right? Annoying....! Why do you think SNL parodies her? Seth Myers is quick-witted and funny. Please not 2 women. I agree with the comments made of Kelly. It's easy to get too much of her...
You're the freak
Please one man, one woman. Not two women. Look at the failure in Kathy Lee and Hoda. I flip the channel. I've tried it with mute. I swear you can still hear Lee's cackling laugh.
Former CNN anchor T.J. Holmes would be perfect. I am disappointed that he hasn't been on the show as a potential cohost. He is intelligent, funny, charismatic, and super cute. I think that he would be the brilliant choice fo the job.
I totally agree about TJ Holmes!! I have been advocating for him to be host on one of these entertainment shows because he has it all. But if you want to see him again, he'll have a new show on BET that will premier in Oct and he'll cover politics and pop culture. Oh and yes, he's soooooo handsome!!!
I think Kelly makes a great co-host with Seth Myers. Kelly needs to go back to being the sidekick with Myers leading the way. If this is not the final outcome then I would rather see the show canceled. Kelly can be quite annoying and obnoxious. Seth is funny and could help balance it out. Anyways that just my opinion.
Yes, fortunately it IS ONLY your opinion.
Agree with Brian.....Kelly is AWFUL. She's always been horrible but without Regis, she's unbearable and I've stopped watching. FIRE HER IMMEDIATELY and get some fresh meat in there. You only need to look at the Nielson's to see how the show is tanking. Seth Meyers and Amy Pohler...I'd watch that.
I would like to see the show go off the air. I stopped watch after Regis left and was very tired of hearing how every guest's life somehow related directly to Ms. Ripa's children. That is when she actually allowed the guest to speak. She is the worst.
Jerry O'Connell or Nick Lachey. Seth Myers is boring.
I agree. Number one choice is Nick Lachey, Number two choice is Jerry O'Connell. I do watch the show and have seen all the co-hosts. These two are definitely my choice.
I agree: Nick Lahey(sp). He is great!
What? Is the piano-playing cat from YouTube not available? Honestly the show would be better if Ripa went away and was replaced by humorous/satirical cats and dogs.
i vote for martin short!!!
I think Kelly is much better and funnier as the sidekick like she was with Regis. Some people are just better in that spot. I would like to see Martin Short with her. He is so funny and creative and could easily be the lead. Live with Marty and Kelly. There you go.
I don't see the show lasting. None of the three "potential" co-hosts is an authority figure of Regis Philbin's ilk, and Kelly seems at sea over the whole thing and it seems stuff is thrown together at the last minute, disorganized and the guest list is generally a big yawn. Better to cut the losses.
I'd like to see mypenius as her co-host.
Dan, run along now....I think that you're late for gym class.
Jerry O'Connell hands down! Don't even know the dudes mentioned
Shhow is stale....let's quit the show
Michael Strahan he is funny and works great with Kelly
Kelly and Strahan.
Michael Strahan is the man. He and Kelly are great together. Love, Love, Love Michael
Why not keep Ripa as the host? She's got more spunk than all of the possible replacements.
I like Mike Tyson! Dude is funny and has the voice of a nightengale!
I vote for Strahan!
I think Michael Strahan and Kelly are great together. They look so comfortable with each other and Michael is very funny! I look forward to watching the show when he's co-hosting. Mark Consuelos would be a great choice also. The other co-hosts look so stiff and uncomfortable – when the other co-hosts are on I fast forward through the show and catch the guest interview highlights.
Anderson Cooper- he is so cutting, smart and honest (except on his new show where he actually went spray tanning with Snookie)- he is selling his soul and should get out of that game while he still has one and move to work with Kelly where he can keep his witty commentary
My vote would be for Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs. Regs himself said that he would like Mike to replace him.
Please place Seth. Michael has nothing to offer.
Live this is the best you can find to take Regis Philbins place are you kidding me. Most of the people that watch your show are mothers or the elderly and none of these guys are going to keep our attention. I'll take to cable news :(
How about pulling the plug on the show?
ANDERSON COOPER I think they have great chemistry
I love Anderson with Kelly too but he has his own show to do now so I don't think that will work.
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The three people I originally wanted: Neil Patrick Harris, Anderson Cooper, or Andy Cohen can't do it. So, I'm totally pulling for Michael Strahan. I think he has a great chemistry with Kelly. He's funny & charming. Seth is okay but I don't love him & just plain NO to Josh Grobin.
my choice would be that guy who's an expert in the wine busines, what his name again?
i'll be to you guys.
Eric the Actor should be the new host! He's the – ack ack – best.
My first choice would be "Anderson Cooper", 2nd "Mark Conseulos" and 3rd "Seth Myers".
I like Strahan!!!!
I do too....he is funny and seems to have great chemistry with Kelly...if not him, I think I would like Seth Meyers. Anyone but Nick Lachey or Mario Lopez. Nick Lachey is almost begging for that job...kind of put me off when he sang to her about giving him the co-host duties...he looks too desperate. I don't think her husband would be a good pick...sure he's cute, but afte a while it would get old. I like Strahan...I hope he gets it.
I thought Kelly's husband did a good job when he was on there. They were really cute (and funny!) together.
While I like Seth Meyers, I don't think this is his "kind" of TV. He'd be funny to watch, but not sure how good his interview skills are. Perhaps this is just to complement Kelly?
Josh Groban, funny and can he ever sing and if not Nick Lachey.
I love watching Ripa, I think she should not have a co-host at all but that she should just keep a rotating list of people who join her for a week or two at a time, it's more fun that way and she copes so well with regular change. Go Kelly!!! :-)
Who cares?! Don't like Regis. Don't care for Kelly. I was unaware the show was still on.
If you don't care, why bother reading the article and then commenting.
Nick Lachey !
I've never seen Live! but think that it would be great if Meyers left SNL to go to this show. Why would I think this? Because I've seen SNL with Meyers as the head writer.
How 'bout none of the above – just cancel the stupid show.
So quick to criticize! Maybe you should pay more attention and you would realize what an asset Kelly really is! She brings a llot to the show! Maybe it's just that you don't like positive people, since you seem like such a pessimist yourself! I try to always look for the good in people and I realize that we ALL have our flaws, but I choose not to dwell on them, neither my own or those of others. I am sure that you also have some good attributes, and that you are not completely negative. I will pray for you!
Keep whomever's chosen & get rid of Kelly. Could she be more annoying?
Yea, get her off the show. She thinks she is always funny and she's npt///
I I think she is great! She is truly a family person and has a great personality! I wish I could be as bubbly as she is!
i liked regis. i thought he made the show. i liked kelly more than kathie lee. i totally agree though, kelly is nothing w/o regis and she IS annoying.
Live with Kelly is boring.. Meyer Seth should sit Regis Philbin's chair and not her....Kathie Lee is best... Rid Kelly off on tv.. .
JOSH GROBAN, JOSH GROBAN, JOSH GROBAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He has a ton of devoted fans who would be tuning in every morning or DVRing it! He and Kelly at hysterical together...not sure he would say yes to it...but he's the one you need to ask first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Strahan for sure!!!!!!!! But why didn't Howie Mandell make the cut?
Howie Mandel has the personality of a dead rat.
Michael Strahan for sure! That Magic Mike showing last week sealed the deal for me.
I love Strahan too....
Strahan, hands down.
I vote Nick Lachey!!! Down to earth, and long-time host potential. A great second chair for Kelly.
I agree. I always thought that Nick Lachey was the best choice. He's comfortable in front of the camera, he's good-looking, he has great chemistry with Kelly and he's a great host.
I hope Kelly Ripa dies in a fire....
You are a very SICK person.
Wow these are the choices? Neil Patrick Harris or Anderson Cooper (get him off that dreaded daytime show) would be good choices. Not sure about the direction of the show.
Yes, Seth Meyers is the one – he's very funny and smart, seemed to have good chemistry with Kelly. I think Josh Groben is very good too, surprised to hear he's interested but he's my next choice and I thought Martin Short was best of all so if he's interested or in the running he really gets my vote. I do miss Regis but I think Kelly is doing a great job!
Definitely NOT Ben Mulroney as someone suggested – he's too arrogant for Kelly. She needs someone down to earth and funny, like her. I would keep the hosts changing day to day as it keeps it fresh and interesting. Kelly can hold her own.
I think the different cohosts would be a good idea
I like the "variety" of co-host's as an ongoing thing. It makes for a very interesting show!!
Hm, the best replacement for Regis, in my honest and humble opinion, would be Seth Myers. Considering, Josh Groban is a singer, and no matter where he is today, tomorrow he could be on tour. Strahan already has his dues as a sports analyst these days. I like him on Live! but there is a strange feeling I get, like, although he is funny and the chemistry is great, he doesn't really fit in. I guess the feeling for me is he fits in better with the guys on Fox?? Could just be me. In all reality, Seth's days with Saturday Night Live are nearing a close. I could see this coming season of NBC's SNL as his last to commit to being on ABC's L!WK full time.
**If not Seth, I have my bets on Mark. Like many others, I would love a husband/wife duo. Talk about taking chemistry to a whole other level!
Please not Michael. I will stop watching the show. I would rather see different co-hosts every week!
I agree with Ann. If Michael Strahan is chosen, I cannot watch.
If they pick Seth, I and quite a few others QUIT watching. It is 15 of us here that feel Seth will KILL the show off. We pick Craig Ferguson :-) or Mr. Strahan.
Ben Mulroney should be the new co-host hands down.He's handsome smart and knowledgeable.
You really have a bad taste about men. BM doesn't have any of the quality you have mentioned, but he has a LOT of arrogance which is based in ignorance, his father is not Prime Minister anymore.
are u nuts? ben mulroney is an ass...........and as sincere as my shoe lace.
AND I DO NOT GET DRUNK ON AN HOURLY BASIS AND I'M JUST ABOUT TO SELL ANOTHER BASEMENT TODAY...EVERYBODY GATHER AROUND MARGARET EFFYOU'S TABLE AS WE JOIN HANDS AND SAY......
Seriously? Strahan? I've been saying for a while now that the co-host needs to be well-rounded and very intelligent, and a very quick wit and clever. Strahan's just friendly and pleasant. Anyone but him. Kelly's supposed to be the straight man, and her partner needs to be hilarious. Martin Short, Dana Carvey, Neil Patrick Harris are all great choices, even though they're not on the list.
Three words: Eric the Midget!!!
Hello...ack...Kelly. How was your...ack ack...weekend
Who is this beautiful vixen posting her bolognie all over here anyways? I bet you are ugly as sin and never been touched.
From the first time I saw him (and to my surprise,) I thought Seth Myers did a great job. He makes it so
effortless (which is a key factor.) And, he's not overwhelmed by celebrities.
I do like Michael Strahan very much also.And – I thought Bryant Gumbel has been
terrific (though I was not a fan of his years ago.) Josh Groban has good chemistry with Kelly.
Regis is a hard act to follow because of his status & decades of experience. Cooper is not a wise choice.
He's been overexposed on TV for too long already & has stated he likes the type of reporting he does.
I wouldn't eliminate Kelly's husband (Mark Consuelos) as that is a nice hook – a winning husband & wife team
in the morning. I wouldn't want to be the one to sign off on this decision. Risky business.
The promos are amazing!!
I think Nick Lachey is a good choice. If not Nick, then I think Seth is my second choice.
Michael Strahan would be the best choice. He has a great personality for this show!
No way to Seth Meyers! He's terrible on SNL... don't allow him to kill us with how annoyingly unfunny he is on another one. I like the idea of Martin Short or Neil Patrick Harris!
I think SETH is a great choice. He is adorable, funny and great at co-hosting so far. NOT a fan of Michael Strahan at all. I LOVE Josh Groban, but don't see how he is a consideration for co-host, he's a musician/singer. He has a career. I don't like Nick Lachey AT ALL, never have. Neil Patrick Harris is a great choice as well. Her Husband is a good choice, but they would never be apart and that wouldn't help the marriage. Love Anderson Cooper, but now that he has his own show, that's not going to happen. So based on those 3....SETH, SETH, SETH, SETH!!!! He is way easy on the eyes and funny and they have great chemistry.
Scrap the lot and put Craig Ferguson and Kristen Bell on together.
Surely it hasn't come down to these three. What about Nick Lachey or Charlie? Both of them were much better than any of these guys. I will not watch if Michael is co-host. It's obvious he's not comfortable in the chair. It's not fair for Kelly to continue persuading viewers that it should be Michael. Let the viewers decide on their own.
Seth Meyers is an AWESOME choice; Nick Lachey isn't a bad consideration, but I vote SETH SETH SETH! :) He is fantastic, witty, quick and VERY New York – which is perfect. His SNL gig as Weekend Update anchor has completely prepped him for the real deal. Yay!
* drool *
Michael Strahan is funny, can be serious and can quite Kelly down when she needs to be. No Seth. Also like Anderson .
Agree No Seth.....Michael or Josh Groban!!!!! I would never watch if Jerry Seinfeld co-hosts
Jag, how do you QUITE your woman down?
Neil Patrick Harris! Michael Strahan is totally sweet, but Kelly can't keep her hands off of him. We must preserve Kelly's marriage. Kelly's husband, Mark, should step in and ban Strahan from the running. Definitely not Seth Myers.
Hands down, Michael Strahan....If they don't pick him, I will stop watching the show....Kelly not all that and she has that prima donna thing going now that it's "her" show.
I think Kelly is doing fine without a permanent co-host. She works well with everyone and variety keeps the show fresh and interesting on many levels. Of the 3 specifically mentioned, I like Michael Strahan the best as he is funny, interesting and brings different subject matter to the show. But I really like Live With Kelly the best and different personalities cohosting and bringing their differences to the show.
If ABC has any sense they should bring Regis back for 2-3 days a week...
Its not abc you dummie.
I really like Michael Strahan he is so funny love him !!!
It appears that the majority wants Strahan. It would be nice to see a person of some other color occupy the host seat. There's too many of these entertainment shows that have a "whites only" face as hosts.
Anderson Cooper No. 1
Martin Short No. 2
Jerry O'Connell No. 3
I love Mr strahan
I love Groban. Didn't know if his singing career even made him a possibility but seeing he is considered above is exciting. I don't find Myers to be really funny or have great chemistry with Ripa and find the show kind of boring when he is on. Josh Groban is hilarious and I make a point to watch when he is co-hosting. I feel neutral abut Strahan.
I think Martin Short would be a great co-host!
Strahan all the way....if they choose Meyers – I will no longer watch the show. He is all wrong for this job.
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I love Kelly and the interaction she has with Neil Patrick Harris is great as well as the chemistry with her and Josh Groban. I really loved the joy and interaction with Kelly and Jerry O'connel and Nick Lachet. I think Seth Myers is too much comedian and not enough host. I think Michael Strahan has limited appeal I do not think he is funny and I see definite limitations in is ability to participate in a lot of the antics of the show. Kelly needs someone who will enhance the show not drag it down.
TOM BERGERON appeals to the young thru Americas funniest home video, and the older generation thru dancing with the stars. He's handsome and he's funny!
I don't think Tom will have time.
First, someone has to get Kelly to be quiet and let the co-host speak. I DVR this program when someone I like will be on, and Kelly never allows the co-host to speak, so if that isn't going to change, there's no need for a co-host. Secondly, Michael Strahan gets my vote. He manages to get a word in edgewise without looking bad, and without making Kelly look bad. He's a nice looking addition to the show too. Oh and Kelly, eat something, you look like a swizzle stick.
Did none of you dummies get the joke about Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee? You people are fools. Maybe Bozo the Clown would best suit you folks.
We got it, k? Next time say something funny.
Nick Lachet was the ONLY entertaining co-host out of all who've joined Kelly. Other 3 are BORING!
First of all, it's Lachey and not Lachet. Can't stand him....he's so begging for that job, it's sickening, especially the day he sang to her about being offered the co-host duties. Anyone but him!! I would love to see Josh from GMA co-host with her a few times and see what kind of chemistry they would have....he's cute and pretty down to earth. I'm suprised he hasn't co-hosted yet, as both shows are on ABC.
Mmmmm....yes, Christian Grey would be a great choice. That is funny!
Replace Ripa with Pippa (Middleton) and leave it at that. Only thing left is to sit back and watch the ratings ZOOOOM.
Let's just think a minute. What do early am audiences want/need? What has been successful in the past is a raconteur type who is relaxed, enjoyable and make us feel someone is actually chatting pleasantly to us. Seth Meyers is a comedian who needs to make jokes so the focus is on him, no us. This is the difference between Bob Barker and Drew Carey–Bob made the audience the focus, Drew, like other comedians tries to make the focus on himself. NBC just made a huge mistake by firing Ann who had not need for her own ego boosts, to Savannah who is engulfed in her own image and that of Matt Lauer–we have to watch this romance evolve. So, please "Live" no Seth Meyers.
Did none of you dummies get the joke about Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee? You people are fools. Maybe Bozo the Clown would best suit you folks.
This is SOOOOO STUPID!!!! Regis has been gone for over 6 months and still no replacement!!!! What is the problem???? Just do it!!!
Neil Patrick Harris!
I agree it's time to get a co-host the show is going no where, Kellie needs a co-host already, it's been long enough just her.
Seth would be awesome and Michael Strayhan's timing isn't the greatest though he's very likable.
Strahan definitely or even Steve Harvey!!!!!
Anyone other than her annoying husband! The sooner they get a new full time co-host the better because then she won't be bringing her hack hubby out every chances she gets. That guy is like K-Fed, feeding off of her fame. Can't stand him.
Jerry Seinfeld is the Man! BTW, I like Kelly on the right side of the screen.
I totally agree. Kelly is Kelly on the right side of the tv screen!
Regis didn't decide to quit... he was forced out. Haven't watched since he left.
Hmmm! Kelly Ripa is the star of the show. Why are you jealous women trying to do? If you don't like Kelly, you shouldn't be watching the show. NO ONE is forcing you! My vote if for Seth Meyers as long as he still does SNL.
My choice is Strahan. I like Seth but I think his better suited for SNL.
Please pick Michael stahan his very funny cool and up for any challenges
Love Michael – the others can take turns when one of the others is on vacation. I also like N's idea of JP – he's great too.
Can't stand Michael Strahan...don't think I would continue to watch if he was chosen.
Michael Strahan...I can't help but smile when he's on.
Been around the industry...The one person that would balance out the desk would be Andy Cohen. He has not only camera presence, he captures an audio with his personality. IT'S A NO BRAINER. I have been watching the guest co-hosts; unfortunately, most of them are very boring. They don't have that much to bring to the table. Knowing it is a big decision...and hopefully it will be a good fit. Your choice could make or break the show's ratings. Currently, the show seems like it needs a little lift....
Norma in Florida
Agree...Michael makes me smile too and he is very quick on his feet.
Michael Strahan was the best by far ... love love love him on the show
Love Michael Strahan.........
Just love Michael Strahen and Kelly together, they play off each other really well. Josh Groban to boring, Seth should stay on SNL. I think I would stop watching (love Kelly) but only Michael will do.
michael is my choice he is funny and kelly and him have great chemisty.don't like seth he is too stiff and gay looking.
I'm very good at kissing azz. just call me brown noser
Is your tung still brown too? Tee hee sorry about that.
Nick Lachet was excellent as a host and didn't keep hogging the spotlight!
ME!!!! Of course, it might just be an hour of me trying to get her to leave her husband and in my bed...but it would still be fun.
Michael Strahan is the best choice.
Frank Gifford would be my choice. What a cool thing for Kathie Lee :)
Hey Steve. You are soooo clever!
Love Love Love Michael! He's funny, smart and very personable. He and Kelly have great chemistry. Please don't chose Seth...he gets on my last nerve and if he is chosen, I'm done watching!
Josh Dumal. I would watch the show then!
The only time I watch is when Mike S is on. He is Fabulous!! Nice to have a little eye candy.
Seth or Michael are very entertaining! I would have to lean more towards Seth. Josh is a great singer, but not a cohost. I never finish watching a show with Josh because he does get a little boring.
Josh Groban is the best of them all he is really easygoing and much better than I expected him to be I liked his sense of humor and he just seems like a genuine guy and not a hollywood talking head trying to get a career made He has already proven himself
Seriously, those are the final three candidates to take over for Regis? That's absolutely pathetic. Just fire Kelly and put Statler and Waldorf in those chairs, that would be far more entertaining.
Strahan and Kelly work well together. I like Groban too but he has enough on his plate. Pick Michael!
if I wanted buckwheat I'd watch the little rascals
Really.....we're taking it there "John from Texas?"
I always thought & still do think, it should be Billy Bush, he looks like Regis's son & he is funny & cool!
I don't particularly care for the 3 front runners. My 2 cent worth!
I don't like any of the options :( I always liked when Sam Champion co-hosed with Kelly. I think they should bring him back – they had the best chemistry and he's definitely talk show material.
Sylvester Stalone. Picture it. He's funny, ugly, short and dumb just like Regis!
I agree with those who say get rid of Ripa. Find someone genuine, not fake. She reminds me of Bride of Chuckie.
Micheal all the way! That guy is pure entertainment
I think Michael Strahan is HANDS DOWN the best co-host. He's funny, does extremely well with Kelly and adds a whole new dimension to the show!
Love Seth Meyers! Ever since he hosted the White House Correpondence Dinner in 2011. He was outstanding there. Hope he gets the job with Kelly.
Pat Sajak...he is always very entertaining when he co-hosts with Kelly.
you can shoot me for saying this, but I actually enjoyed pat sajacks short lived talk show. I think he would be a good choice.
Seth Meyers would not be my choice – no charisma at all with Kelly. Michael Strahan is great and love Josh Groban.
I say get rid of Kelly and hire Seth and Strahan!
definitely Michael, I watch when he is on, the others are too boring
My vote goes to Michael Strahan...He is great as a co-host. And being the huge Giants fan I am, I would love to see him on TV regularly, besides his ESPN spots
My vote is for Michael. Both he and Kelly really have something going on the show. He is great!
Who cares ? I mean if you have a job, you don't watch it anyway. The little I've seen of it, with and without Regis, it's just another boring, brain numbing, talk show. Switch to the Discovery channel and learn something.
Merry christmas troll.
...says the man posting comments on the entertainment blog...
One of those boring men aren't you?
Michael Strahan.....they're great together.....
Seth Meyer he has a younger fresher appeal.
mike strahan. him and kelly have the best time n chemistry.. outof all the co hosts she's had. i vote strahan or josh groban
I vote for Seth Meyers...breath of fresh air! Maybe he will bring in younger viewing audiences. Love him on SNL!
Yeah, Strahan has been my favorite so far.
Definitely Michael! They have great chemistry. Never really been a huge fan of the show or him, for that matter, but when Michael co-hosts, I do find the both of them very entertaining. I actually find myself looking forward to them both.
Bristol Palin would make a fantastic co-host. She's a brilliant and gifted conversationalist and she would know how to bring out the best in her guests.
Not her. Her baby daddy would be the best choice.
You have to be joking! Bristol Pailin along with the rest of her family is complete moron!
I vote for Michael Strahan. He's funny without being over-the-top, and he just fits in so well with Kelly. Seth is too much about Seth. I don't mind Josh, but wouldn't want a steady diet of him.
Adam Joseph from 6 ABC Action News in Philadelphia would be my pick!
I personally think the show died years ago, and now that Rippa is left it's worthless. Anywho.... Meyers isn't a great choice as his dedication to SNL is needed more and Groban should be focused on singing/touring.
Ron Jeremy. Facial Friday!
I know you're joking, but actually, I think Ron Jeremy would be a great talk show host. He actually started his career as a Broadway actor, and I think he's got a great sense of humor.
Sure, I could always use a shot to the face!
let's see ron geremy for thursday...that works!
Michael Strahan is the appropriate choice and the most enjoyable to watch. He is witty and they appear to have chemisty.
Agree....Michael Strahan is the best choice!
Absolutely, happen to see him as a guest Live with Kelley and Seth Meyers was great. Matter of fact, he fit in perfectly..very witty.
Martin short or dana carvey
Love Marty Short but not sure he wants full time gig like this....Michael Strahan is next best choice!
martin short...yep he's still hysterical
Mark Feuerstein would be my vote. Has lots of energy, quick witted and seems to really enjoy being there.
Kelly Ripa is not going anywhere ....too immature for this job...the show is way downhill...it's time...sorry to say !
MAYBE THEY'LL OFFER THE JOB TO YOU PATTY.
Michael Strahan is my choice. Mixes well with Kelly can be humorous but don't need humor 5 days a week. Michael Is well rounded for the show
i totally agree. Michael Strahan is the best. Advice for Kelly though, drop all the constant talk about boobs and drinking – it's getting very old very quickly ...
I agree with you...they are the best "fit".
I Michael Strahan for sure I agree with you...they are the best "fit". Love the way they "work" together.
Well....its obvious....it should be me.....funny,informative,mildly obnoxious middle middle age man that knows the fine line between stupid n clever.And unlike Matt Lauer.....I would only ask 1 million a year for salary.....payment for a entetaining psyko...1 mil..price for entertaining thousands of people with common everyman/woman humor.....priceless
What am I missing? Of all the co-hosts, Seth seems the most bored by being there and the most boring. The few times I've seen him, I thought I'd fall asleep. He is so droll and flat! Perhaps it's a pain in the butt, but I enjoy the mix of men and women co-hosting, someone different all the time.
@Paul: You'd only entertain "thousands"? You're fired already.
I think they have missed the mark on this one. John-Paul Lavoisier would be fantastic. He is funny, witty and quick on his feet. He is from daytime television, as Kelly was. It would also give the daytime viewers, who lost the soap he was on, a reason to tune in to see him alongside Kelly. It would be nice if they would still consider him.
Get rid of pippa and bring on cooper and ocean. The ratings will be plenty like the two threads here full of comments.
I agree Kellie needs a co-host already, I don't watch the show anymore. She thinks she can do the show on her own, well I don't think so, it's time to get a co-host already
I agree with J and Tammy get rid of Kellie, she's arrogant, and I get tired of her flexing her arms and thinking she could lose weight. Kellie have you looked in the mirror your skin and bones.
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