Kelly Ripa

Kelly Ripa Finds Permanent Co-Host

The producers of Live! with Kelly say Kelly Ripa’s new co-host will be revealed on the show September 4th.

Ripa has been without a permanent co-host since Regis Philbin left the show in November 2011 and she has welcomed 59 guest co-hosts since Philbin’s departure.

Ripa will solo host on September 3rd, when the show’s new season kicks off, and the regular co-host, one of the 59 who has already guest co-hosted, will join her the next morning.

Ripa and her new co-host will interview Homeland actress Claire Danes and American Idol winner Phillip Phillips.

Daniel Radcliffe, Alec Baldwin, Cat Deeley, Carrie Ann Inaba, Jerry O’Connell and Neil Patrick Harris a are among those who have joined Ripa on the show.

While no front-runner has ever been indicated, it’s believed those closest to getting the job are Saturday Night Live star Seth Meyers, former NFL star Michael Strahan and singer Josh Groban.

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TV Land Awards 10th Anniversary To Be Hosted By Kelly Ripa



The “TV Land Awards 2012,” honoring classic television, film and music icons, will return to New York City and be hosted by Kelly Ripa (nationally syndicated talk show “LIVE! With Kelly”), it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, president, TV Land. Ripa previously hosted the show in 2007. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the awards show will honor powerhouse songstress Aretha Franklin with the Music Icon Award and will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory at Gramercy Park on Saturday, April 14th. The “TV Land Awards 2012” will air on Sunday, April 29th at 9:00pm ET/PT. More honorees will be announced in coming weeks.

“We are ecstatic to welcome back Kelly as she reprises her role as host of the ‘TV Land Awards’ this year for our 10th annual celebration,” said Jones. “Her energy, enthusiasm and love of television make her the perfect person to lead the evening on the occasion of our 10th Anniversary.”

The successful “TV Land Awards” has scored a decade of success including the record-breaking numbers from the “TV Land Awards 2011,” which attracted over 2 million viewers for its premiere telecast. The star-studded special, which was held last year in New York City for the very first time, was the highest rated “TV Land Awards” show since 2004 across all key demos and posted double-digit gains in rating and delivery over preceding shows.

The “TV Land Awards” pays tribute to classic and contemporary luminaries of television, music and movies. The 90-minute telecast will feature exhilarating musical performances and will reunite some of the most iconic celebrity TV casts.

Previous honorees include Regis Philbin, Michael J. Fox, John Travolta, Bill Cosby, Mike Myers, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Garry Marshall, the cast of “Glee,” “Desperate Housewives” and the hilarious sitcoms “Cheers,” “The Cosby Show,” “Family Ties,” “The Facts of Life,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Bosom Buddies,” “Welcome Back, Kotter,” “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “M*A*S*H*.” Past presenters include Academy Award©-winner Halle Berry, Barbara Walters, Justin Timberlake, Ray Romano, Steve Carell, Billy Crystal, Sharon Stone, Robin Williams and Academy Award©-nominee Robert Downey, Jr., to name a few. Past musical performers include Liza Minnelli, Stevie Wonder, Blondie, Diana Ross, Willie Nelson and Lionel Richie.

Michael Levitt (“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D List,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Scream Awards”) is executive producer; Five-time Emmy Award©-winning Glenn Weiss is director (“Primetime Emmy Awards,” “BET Awards,” “The Tony Awards”); Greg Sills serves as supervising producer (“VH1 Rock Honors,” “The Teen Choice Awards,” “Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards”) and TV Land’s Larry W. Jones and Casey Patterson are executive producers. Tim Bruno is executive in charge of production for TV Land.

Neil Patrick Harris to Guest Host ‘Live! With Kelly

Neil Patrick Harris will join Kelly Ripa as guest cohost of Live! with Kelly for a week of shows, Nov. 28 to Dec. 2.

The How I Met Your Mother star has filled in for Regis Philbin before on multiple occasions. Harris follows Jerry Seinfeld as the second guest cohost for the morning program after Philbin’s last show on Nov. 18. Seinfeld will host Nov. 21-23.

Guests stopping by Live! during Harris’ turn include Betty White, Maya Rudolph, Marcia Cross, Molly Sims, Angie Harmon and Kristen Johnson.