The number one daytime entertainment talk show in America has gone by the name LIVE with Kelly as Ripa appeared with dozens of guest co-hosts over the past 11 months.
Naturally, Twitter was quick to point out that Seacrest isn't exactly in need of yet another job, but here we are.
The deal was brokered by a team that included Hansen Jacobsen, CAA and top executives from Ryan Seacrest Enterprises, COO/CFO Jeff Refold and President Kelly Mullens Brown.
Michael Strahan, seen with Ripa, exited Live! with Kelly and Michael last May to take on a new job at Good Morning America. And we're not great at that.
Of course, Ryan Seacrest is no stranger when it comes to hosting television shows.
Minutes into the show, Seacrest tweeted, "So excited to join this show! One of my favorite people ever".
Live with Kelly airs in many markets at 9AM, directly against the third hour of NBC's Today. The day before she went walkabout, the syndicated "Live With Kelly and Michael" show drew 2.9 million USA households. In the previous year, Seacrest has turned up in the chair beside her with some frequency, including for the post-Oscars show in Los Angeles.
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The news network also notes that Seacrest will be moving from Los Angeles to New York City, where Live! is taped.
Looks like a new LIVE co-host for Kelly Ripa has finally been chosen. according to enews, The LIVE With Kelly star posted on her Instagram page Sunday a video showing her holding a mug that reads "LIVE Kelly?"
If he is named the new co-host, it will not interfere with his other gigs, sources told CNN.
In fact, he's already reportedly renewed his contract with NBCUniversal to host E! red carpet specials and he will continue to host ABC's New Year's Eve broadcast.
Fans of the show have flocked to social media to ask, could it be Tamron Hall, Jerry O'Connoll, Fred Savage, her husband, Mark Consuelos, or even Regis Philbin? When the news was first made public, Ripa caused a scene by extending a pre-planned vacation to "process" the news.
Things on "Live!" were pretty rocky after Michael Strahan announced he was leaving the show to take on a full-time gig on "Good Morning America" previous year.