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Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb to Broadcast ‘Today’ With Live Studio Audience

Twice-weekly live format of NBC morning show begins Thursday, Feb. 6

The fourth hour of NBC’s “Today,” hosted by Jenna Bush Hager and Hoda Kotb, will be filmed before a live studio audience twice a week, the co-hosts announced Thursday.

Starting on Feb. 6, the hour will have a live studio audience for all shows airing Thursdays and Fridays. Kotb and Bush Hager shared the “big news” Thursday morning, equating it to a “new home” and labeling it “Hoda and Jenna and Friends.”

“I love that we have a special title for those special days,” Kotb said.

Bush Hager said she was so excited she could cry. When she actually did start to cry, a box of tissues dropped from the ceiling.

It’s been almost a year since Bush Hager was announced as Kotb’s permanent co-host last February, but both women took maternity leave breaks in that year, limiting their time together. She replaced longtime co-host Kathie Lee Gifford, who announced in December 2018 that she was stepping down.

For tickets to the new show — or, in their words, the new “home” — fans can visit HodaAndJennaTickets.com.