Kelly Ripa signs on for five more years at 'Live!'
November 9th, 2011
01:13 PM ET

Kelly Ripa signs on for five more years at 'Live!'

As “Live! With Regis and Kelly” co-host Regis Philbin gets ready to retire next week, Kelly Ripa has committed to five more years with the show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Kelly’s signed a “lucrative” five-year deal with Disney-ABC Domestic Television, which will go into effect next fall. The additional five years will give Ripa, 41, a total of 16 fun-filled years with “Live!” How time flies.

Execs are looking to fill 80-year-old Philbin's spot as co-host on the morning chat show, but a source tells THR that "No decision has been made yet."

Personalities reportedly considered include Ryan Seacrest and Bravo's Andy Cohen.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves - Ripa's current co-host still has another week! Philbin will have a star-studded send-off, with next week's guests including David Letterman, Donald Trump, Jimmy Fallon and his old partner, Kathie Lee Gifford.

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  1. Gina

    i think mario lopez could do it will smooth out that voice of kelly ripa' goes right through me also.

    November 14, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Laineyyyy

    The show won't be the same without Regis. But if I could choose I think Mario Lopez would be a great replacement.

    November 11, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • lisa

      yep...Lopez could do it...oh and i can't resist doing this...kelly? HONK HONK-that voice has got to child girl.

      November 18, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Blah111

    Forced retirement. They pretty much fired him.

    November 10, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. humtake

    I want to be the new replacement so I can see Kelly every morning.

    November 10, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Shahid husain

    Regis Sir you will be missed Monday Friday,
    enjoy your retirement

    November 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Donald Trump?

    Too bad Regis isn't going out with class: Donald Trump?


    November 10, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anita

    PLEASE do not let it be Ryan Seacrest. I think everyone, including myself, is a little sick of him dominating every show on the planet. Next thing you know, he'll be showing up the series finale of Desperate Housewives.

    November 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. nen

    cool. just lighten up on the spray tan.

    November 10, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rock

    that has just GOT to taste good

    November 10, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  10. @what

    Mr ed used the name green giant. Sayed some thing about starfire and black d!cks Some thing like that I don't remember it is geting late. He trolled starfire tho. He's an azz nothin new

    November 10, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. please

    Stop deleting comments

    November 9, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. what

    What did mr ed say before it got deleted any1 no ?

    November 9, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Beautiful Vixen

    Lmao! Damn!

    November 9, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chopped liver

    Hahaha! That was funny!

    November 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sally mae

    Very funny lol.

    November 9, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. @green giant

    We no ur mr ed. R u saying yer thang is green now besides hung ? A little penicylin could help.lmao

    November 9, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  17. mejazzbo

    The show will die soon after Regis leaves. No one will wish to take the abuse Kelly gives Regis on a daily basis. She constantly interrupts Regis and guests with how any topic effects her and her family. Kathy Lee did the same schtick and no one misses her at all. I am woman, hear me bore!!!

    November 9, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • your daddy

      I agree, she has worn that show out. it's like watching I love Lucy reruns.

      November 10, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • gina

      i agree..regis is the whole show...even now..he's the whole show..when he's gone we'll be saying he was the whole show...regis is professional, i met him in person, he treats his fans like a millions bucks...we'll miss your reege..kelly not sure if she will be able to handle it...

      November 10, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • gina

      kelly is basically rude and loud..HONK HONK...that poor new co-host.

      November 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Top Cat

      You are right, give the show 6 months to a year and it be off the air!

      December 3, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  18. @green giant

    That's cos yer used to trailer park trash and yer jealous!

    November 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  19. tracie

    Regis is a gayy if you didn't know that already.

    November 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  20. El Gordo

    Hottest woman ever.

    November 9, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • gina

      too skinny and her voice sound like this donkey honk first thing in the morning..i have to flip stations sometimes...oi vey

      November 10, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      could el gordo be david letterman? lol

      November 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  21. eighty

    Regis is eighty ? He looks good for a old man. Live won't be the same with out him !

    November 9, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Margaret

      That's right Live will never be the same. again. Your fans will miss you terribly!

      November 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |

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