Katie Couric to co-host 'LIVE! with Regis and Kelly' on Oct. 11
Thu, Oct 6th 2011 03:00 pm
ABC News journalist,
best-selling author, popular television personality and soon-to-be daytime talk
show host Katie Couric will fill in for Regis Philbin next to Kelly Ripa on Tuesday,
Oct. 11. On the morning talker, Couric will join Ripa in welcoming guests Dylan
McDermott ("American Horror Story") and Anna Torv ("Fringe"). Couric will also
share her mom's pear and Jell-O recipe as part of "Co-Host Cook-Off Week."
Couric's new, nationally
syndicated talk show, "Katie," will premiere in September 2012. Disney-ABC
Domestic Television will distribute the highly anticipated one-hour daily daytime
An exciting and varied lineup of
guest co-hosts will join Emmy-winning host Ripa this October on "LIVE! with
Regis and Kelly," filling in for Philbin on the top morning talk show.
- Oct. 7: Fashion guru and "Dancing with the Stars"
cast member Carson Kressley will kick off his dancing shoes for a day to sit
with Ripa at the co-host desk.
- Oct. 10: Actor and comedian Larry The Cable Guy will
make his first co-hosting appearance on "LIVE."
- Oct. 12: Kelly will be joined by former New York
Giants player and "Fox NFL Sunday" broadcaster Michael Strahan.
- Oct. 13: Actor Jerry O'Connell will take a break from
preparations for his new Broadway production to sit beside Ripa at the co-host
- Oct. 14: "Royal Pains" star Mark Feuerstein swaps the
guest seat for the co-host chair next to Ripa for the first time.
- Oct. 21: Multi-platinum singer-songwriter Josh Groban
returns to the "LIVE" studio as Ripa's co-host.
- Oct. 31: Nick Lachey, singer and host of "The
Sing-Off." has the choice assignment of co-hosting with Ripa during one of
"LIVE! with Regis and Kelly's" most talked-about traditions: its renowned
Halloween spectacular. In years past, the hosts have worn dozens of elaborate
costumes and portrayed some of the most famous and infamous names in pop
culture, and this year will be no exception.