Kelly Ripa Brings Back a Few (More) Favorites to Guest Co-Host ‘Live’

Some frontrunners for the Michael Strahan gig get another go

Kelly Ripa‘s got a new group of guest co-hosts with which to share her “Live” stage — except, they’re not really “new” to the gig at all.

Andy Cohen, Keegan-Michael Key, Anderson Cooper and a double-helping of Joel McHale will join Ripa later this month. Each has played in her sandbox multiple times since Michael Strahan bailed for his forthcoming “Good Morning America” position.

Ripa’s guest co-host schedule for the week starting Aug. 22 is posted below.

Monday, Aug. 22: “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen

Tuesday, Aug. 23: Comedian Keegan-Michael Key

Wednesday, Aug. 24: Journalist Anderson Cooper

Thursday, Aug. 25 and Friday, Aug. 26: Actor Joel McHale

Some of Ripa’s other most popular recurring guest co-hosts have included Fred Savage and Jerry O’Connell. Click here to check out the TV ratings and rankings of every episode she’s shared since Strahan took off on May 13.

Las Vegas is betting on who will land the permanent gig — a coveted slot, indeed. Click here to find out who the frontrunners are — or at least, who they were about a month ago.

“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.