Regis’ recent departure has left morning show Live! With Kelly with just one regular host and a slightly adjusted title. This week, comedian Jerry Seinfeld served as guest-host alongside Ripa, and now there are some new names lined up to fill Regis’ old chair, two of which are returning to the show, and two of which visiting for the first time.
The Hollywood Reporter posted the news, stating that actor Jerry O’Connell and singer/actor Josh Groban are set to return to Live! to co-host alongside Ripa. Also joining the show as co-hosts at some point are Jonah Hill and Dancing with the Stars’ Derek Hough.
O’Connell, known for numerous roles in TV shows and movies including Stand By Me, Sliders and more recently, Piranha, will co-host Live! with Kelly this Friday (the day after Thanksgiving). Castle (and/or Firefly) fans will want to tune in on Friday as Nathan Fillion is lined up as one of the guests. Jane Lynch will also appear in the episode. It looks like O’Connell will only be co-hosting for one day as Neil Patrick Harris is set to take over as co-host next Monday (11/28) and the How I Met Your Mother star will remain there all week.
Jonah Hill (Allen Gregory, Moneyball and the upcoming comedy The Sitter) will co-host on December 6th. Meanwhile, Josh Groban will be sticking around as co-host of the daytime talk show for three days, starting on December 7th.
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