Have you been watching the newly renamed “Live! With Kelly” since Regis Philbin left last week? It probably doesn’t seem all that different since Kelly Ripa has co-hosted with guest stars in the past. A permanent co-host won’t be named til later in 2012 after what I assume will be an exhaustive search and trial run. Until then, we’ll have a rotating roster of celebrities filling the recently-vacated seat.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was the first co-host to sit alongside Ripa since Philbin’s retirement. He appeared on the show for three episodes this week. As a side note, the show announced this week they are heading to the Aloha State in February. For five days “Live! With Kelly” will broadcast from Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa, Ko Olina, Hawaii. They’re even giving away a wedding of a lifetime to one lucky couple. They’ll fly out the winners along with 30 of their guests to Aulani for the nuptials. I wonder if any gay couples will be in the running. Perhaps, newly-engaged Patrick and Tyrell should enter.
Joining Kelly for some post-Thanksgiving banter will be Jerry O’Connell who has appeared on the show numerous times. Appearing on December 5th and 6th will be “Dancing With The Stars” Derek Hough and “Superbad’s” Jonah Hill respectively. Both will be marking their debut as co-hosts. Finishing off that week will be Josh Groban. He’ll appear from December 7th til the 9th. Like O’Connell, Josh has previously been called upon to co-host with Kelly.
Who do you think will do the best job? I have to admit, I have a morbid curiosity to check out Hough’s stab at hosting a daytime show. Will his smooth moves on the ballroom dance floor translate to behind the desk? I guess, we’ll all find out on December 5th.