Josh Groban, Jussie Smollett to Guest Host ‘Live With Kelly’

Kelly Ripa’s guest hosts for the third week of June also include Anderson Cooper and John Leguizamo

Last Updated: June 8, 2016 @ 3:20 PM

“Empire” star Jussie Smollett and musician Josh Groban are among the guest co-hosts for “Live With Kelly!” for the third week of June, the show announced Wednesday.

CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and actor John Leguizamo (“Ice Age: Collision Course”) are also slated to sit in the chair once held by Michael Strahan.

Leguizamo will start the week off on Monday, June 20; Groban will host Tuesday; Cooper will host Wednesday and Thursday; and Smollett will close things out on Friday.

The announcement comes as the show continues to search for a new permanent host to replace Strahan, who left the show on May 13.

“Live” has used guest host appearances as an on-air audition process following host departures in the past, such as when Kathie Lee Gifford left the show in 2001 and Regis Philbin left in 2011.

Joel McHale and Alec Baldwin are among the guest hosts booked for this week.