‘Live! With Kelly’ Execs Considering A Female Co-Host To Fill Michael Strahan’s Seat

“Live! with Kelly” may be in for a more drastic changeover than we expected!

According to Us Weekly, executives are currently looking at tampering with the formula that dates back to Kathie Lee and Reege by pairing Kelly Ripa with a female co-host, with former “View”; star Sherri Shepherd and comedian Wanda Sykes rumoured to be strong potentials for the show’s empty seat.

“Live! with Kelly” is in the midst of finding its next personality to sit next to Kelly Ripa now that Michael Strahan has made his exit to “Good Morning America,” and sources told Us Weekly “they are looking at women.”

Related: ABC Execs Issue Apologies To Kelly Ripa And Michael Strahan

Shepherd seems to be all for the change in dynamics, praising the idea of adding another woman to the table. “I think people would be ready for a woman with Kelly,” she explained to TMZ. “How about a black woman? … I would love to do it.”;

Other personalities that have been considered include Andy Cohen, Common and Jussie Smollett, while early reports pegged Anderson Cooper and Neil Patrick Harris as frontrunners.

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