'Community's' Joel McHale to Co-Host 'Live! With Kelly' July 25-27

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July 12th, 2012

via press release:





NEW YORK, NY – July 11, 2012 – Nationally-syndicated morning talk show “LIVE! with Kelly” announces the lineup of guest co-hosts who will join Kelly Ripa during the week of July 23-27, 2012:



July 23, 2012 – MARK CONSUELOS co-hosts with Kelly this morning. Kelly and Mark welcome actor Vince Vaughn from new film “The Watch,” and “Grilling with the Stars” continues with “Jersey Shore” cast member Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino.


July 24, 2012 – Today Kelly is joined at the desk by the winner of “LIVE’s Coast-to-Coast Co-Host Search,” and they’ll interview “The Campaign” star Will Ferrell. Plus, “The Bachelorette” herself, Emily Maynard, visits.


July 25, 2012 – “The Soup” host JOEL McHALE co-hosts with Kelly this morning. Kelly and Joel speak with comedian Zach Galifianakis about the new film “The Campaign,” and country star John Rich previews the new music competition series “The Next.”


July 26, 2012 – JOEL McHALE returns to co-host with Kelly today, and they sit down with “The Campaign” star Dylan McDermott.


July 27, 2012 – JOEL McHALE finishes the week as Kelly’s co-host, and “Newsroom” star Olivia Munn stops by. Plus, “Grilling with the Stars” continues with a special recipe from “Longmire” star Lou Diamond Phillips.


Emmy Award-winning talk show “LIVE! with Kelly” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, “LIVE! with Kelly” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit “LIVE” on the web at www.livewithkelly.tv, on Facebook, or follow “LIVE” on Twitter, @LiveKelly.

  • Alex

    I recently heard that Seth Myers was on the short list for eventual permanent co-host. While I think he would be a good choice, he’s definitely needed at SNL because he’s often the one consistently good part of the show especially during its lamer episodes.

    I could see Joel McHale being a good choice, and available since “Community” is set to end this season.

  • Albert

    I like the show not having a permanent co-host. I like it when Kelly has different co-host every day/week.

  • stats

    Kelly OH MY GOSH Ripa.

  • Curious


    “since “Community” is set to end this season.”

    Who said its set to end?!
    It just has a short season renewal! Becaise of all the shows NBC ordered

  • stats

    Kelly Ripa makes OLIVE OIL look fat.

  • Joan

    Could somebody tell the guy wrote the column above that Live With Kelly did NOT win the enny, It was won by Regis and Kelly. It was actually for Regis and Kelly went along for the ride. Seth Meyers loves SNL and there is no way hes going to leave SNL for that show

  • stats

    Of course Kelly was along for the ride on that emmy award she won with REGIS. And if Meyers leaves SNL for LIVE he’s making a HUGE mistake.

  • Voltron

    I’ve been trying to figure out who would be the best co-host for Kelly Ripa when I realized the answer is pretty plain. Nobody. Kill this show. The reason Regis & Kelly worked was because it was Regis, and she was the support. She cannot carry a show and she has no chemistry with anyone other than her husband because its her husband. No matter who gets the final gig, the show won’t last two seasons before getting the ax. Or maybe they should stop looking for a male co-host and get another chick.

  • stats

    I see that on Tuesday’s show SNOOKI and JWOW are on LIVE. Kelly will feel right at HOME with her NEW JERSEY trash on her show. She always says JERSEY SHORE is her favourite show. lol

  • Joan

    If she loves The Jersey Shore so much, I think she should join that show. Like you say, she would be right at home. She wouldnt even have to act ( which she cant anyways) She could just be herself . Give us a break. And her husband is so boring, but I suppose he needs the work

  • Peter Ashford

    With all due respect, I think that most of Kelly “haters” do not whatch the show. I love Regis for decades. He has been a great teacher for kelly who is showing that she can do a great job.

  • stats

    No with all due reapect Peter Ashford, I watch Kelly in the mornings so I can see how bad she is each day. Like when Michael Strahan took his pants off I was channel surfing when I saw that. I like seeing how bad she interviews her guest and repeats OH MY GOSH over and over again. She’s so bad.

  • Sue

    Kelly is like a real person. If you don’t like her
    than don’t watch. I think she does a good
    job interviewing guests. At least Kelly knows
    who she interviews and watches tv, Regis didn’t.
    Love Joel mchale. He would be a great co host
    They were very natural together

  • Melissa goss

    Joel & Kelly are really good together- very comfortable looking- their stories are great!
    I am always ironing my hair during host chat- I have had to stop and listen!!!!
    Maybe he will stay…?

  • stats

    Are you talking about Kelly OH MY GOSH Ripa? The woman is a terrible talk show host who LOVES REALITY SHOWS. She’s said this many times. REGIS after he left the show has said on the air that he HATES Reality shows because REGIS has some CLASS and Kelly DOES NOT.

  • susan

    Joel McHale SHOULD be the regular Co-host. Awesome job!

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