The 29th season of LIVE with Kelly premieres September 5, 2016. The syndicated morning talk show has yet to cast to take Michael Strahan’s place, opposite Kelly Ripa, but the show must go on. Substitute co-hosts in the season’s first two weeks are: Christian Slater, Morris Chestnut, Anderson Cooper (said to top Ripa’s wishlist), Chris Harrison, and Michael Weatherly.
Upcoming guests include: Meg Ryan, Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Kevin James, Denzel Washington, Sophia Loren, Aaron Eckhart, Jessica Alba, Kiefer Sutherland, Samuel L. Jackson, and Morgan Freeman. Expect musical performances from Martina McBride, Kristen Chenoweth, Jacob Whitesides, and Ingrid Michaelson. Get the details from this Disney-ABC Domestic Television press release.
“LIVE WITH KELLY” KICKS OFF 2016-17 SEASON ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
Exciting Co-Host Search Continues as ‘LIVE’ Welcomes Fall’s Hottest Celebrity Guests
As the Emmy-winning franchise heads into its 29th season in national syndication on September 5, 2016, “LIVE with Kelly” will feature a line-up of fall’s hottest celebrity guests, plus the latest talent stopping by the Host Chat desk to act as guest co-hosts with Kelly Ripa.
As the exciting search for Kelly’s new on-air partner continues, a diverse group of personalities will join her on the show. The new season will kick off with “Mr. Robot” actor CHRISTIAN SLATER (September 5) and “Rosewood” star MORRIS CHESTNUT (September 6-7) followed by journalist ANDERSON COOPER (September 8-9). Host extraordinaire from “The Bachelor” and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” CHRIS HARRISON will kick off the following week on September 12, followed by “Bull” star MICHAEL WEATHERLY (September 13) and the multi-talented NEIL PATRICK HARRIS (September 14-16).
Throughout the month top stars from TV and film will sit down to chat with Kelly and her co-hosts, including MEG RYAN, RENEE ZELLWEGER, COLIN FIRTH, KEVIN JAMES and DENZEL WASHINGTON and SOPHIA LOREN. Also stopping by will be AARON ECKHART, JESSICA ALBA, KIEFER SUTHERLAND, SAMUEL L. JACKSON, MORGAN FREEMAN and more.
In addition, “LIVE” will feature musical performances by country star MARTINA McBRIDE, Broadway star KRISTIN CHENOWETH and singer/songwriters JACOB WHITESIDES and INGRID MICHAELSON.
“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. Visit “LIVE” on the web at LiveKelly.com, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@LiveKelly), and Snapchat (LiveKelly).
What do you think? Who is your top choice to co-host LIVE with Kelly? Tell us.
I would like to see Anderson Cooper or Ryan Seecrest
Is Kiefer going to perform with the band or just talk about Designated Survivor? I think it would be cool if he was an interview guest AND a musical guest.
Going on just the press release, it doesn’t sound like Kiefer will perform, but one never can tell.