Kelly Ripa Reveals Next Week’s ‘Live’ Guest Co-Hosts

A fan-favorite and a “Mr. Robot” star are among the next wave of Michael Strahan fill-ins

Last Updated: July 21, 2016 @ 11:35 AM

Jerry O’Connell is returning to guest co-host on “Live With Kelly” next week — three times, actually.

Additionally, Christian Slater and Alan Cumming will also join mainstay Kelly Ripa.

O’Connell will fill the seat once occupied by Michael Strahan for the final three days of the week, while the “Mr. Robot” star will kick it off, leaving Tuesday for the stage dynamo.


Also Read: Kelly Ripa's 20 Guest Co-Hosts (So Far): By the Numbers

Ripa has had over 20 different “Live!” guest co-hosts since Strahan’s departure in May for “Good Morning America,” as the show tries out candidates en route to a permanent replacement. Co-hosts have included Anderson Cooper, Fred Savage, Jimmy Kimmel, John Leguizamo, Cedric the Entertainer, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett and “ABC World News Tonight” anchor David Muir.

Online sportsbook Bovada had Savage and Andy Cohen listed at 7/2 odds to join Ripa on a full-time basis, though the former just signed an overall deal with Fox, making his appointment to the chair vacated by Strahan unlikely. Bovada had Cooper listed as the frontrunner anyway, with 3/1 odds.

Perhaps surprisingly, Savage has filled in the most on the show, and while many speculated that his “Grinder” co-star Rob Lowe would be high on the leader board, he hasn’t shown up once. Behind Savage in total appearances is Cooper, whom TheWrap previously reported was Ripa’s personal choice to share coffee with going forward.


Also Read: Kelly Ripa's Guest Co-Hosts Ranked by TV Ratings: From Kimmel to 'Scandal' Star (Photos)

“Live With Kelly” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman.

Kelly Ripa's 205 Guest Co-Hosted 'Live' Episodes, Ranked by TV Ratings (Photos)

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