Live With Kelly

Monday, May 14

Jimmy Kimmel

Jimmy Kimmel kicks off the week as co-host with Kelly, joined by actor Chris Colfer and a special performance by the latest eliminated contestant from AMERICAN IDOL (Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV Two).


Tuesday, May 15

Weather Anchor Sam Champion

Weather anchor Sam Champion (GOOD MORNING AMERICA) joins Kelly as co-host to chat with Grammy® Award-winner rapper LL Cool J. Plus, a performance by British singer-songwriter James Morrison.


Wednesday, May 16

Chris Harrison and Academy Award®-winner Billy Bob Thornton

Chris Harrison takes the seat beside Kelly, and Academy Award®-winner Billy Bob Thorton (Monster’s Ball) discusses his new book, The Billy Bob Tapes: A Cave Full of Ghosts. Plus, 2012 SUPER BOWL champion quarterback for the New York Giants, Eli Manning, sits down with the hosts.


Thursday, May 17

Chris Harrison

Chris Harrison returns for a second day of co-hosting with Kelly.


Friday, May 18

Miami Dolphins’ Reggie Bush and CTV’s BLUE BLOODS’ Tom Selleck

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush finishes the week as Kelly’s co-host, and BLUE BLOODS (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV) star Tom Selleck stops by to chat about his new film, Jesse Stone: Benefit of the Doubt.

LIVE! WITH KELLY announced today the first group of guest co-hosts joining Kelly Ripa in the New Year. LIVE! WITH KELLY airs Monday – Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV.

January 2, 2012 – Kelly’s husband, Mark Consuelos, kicks off the week as Kelly and Mark welcome Tyra Banks (AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL) and the new BACHELOR, Ben Flajnik. 

January 3, 2012 – Star of THE BIG BANG THEORY Jim Parsons makes his first guest co-host appearance on LIVE! WITH KELLY. Actor William H. Macy (SHAMELESS) will stop by to chat with Kelly and Jim.

January 4, 2012 – CALIFORNICATION star David Duchovny returns to the guest co-host chair. Kelly and David will speak with actor Terrence Howard (Red Tails).

January 5-6, 2012 – Actor Rob Lowe (PARKS AND REC) closes the week on LIVE! WITH KELLY, with a guest lineup that includes GLEE’s Darren Criss and actress Kristin Bell (Big Miracle).

LIVE! WITH KELLY is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, LIVE! WITH KELLY airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S.

Two new faces make their co-hosting debuts and two favourites return in the coming weeks on LIVE! WITH KELLY airing Monday – Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV.

Joining co-host Kelly Ripa for the first time is DANCING WITH THE STARS professional dancer and Season 13 finalist Derek Hough (Monday, Dec. 5) and actor Jonah Hill (Tuesday, Dec. 6). Returning to the show are favorites Jerry O’connell (Friday, Nov. 25) and singer Josh Groban (December 7 – 9).

Derek Hough is the only three-time champion in franchise history of the hit CTV show DANCING WITH THE STARS. Best known for his innovation and daring choreography on the show, his work has brought him three Emmy nominations and inquiries from the film and music world regarding his dance knowledge and ability.

A multi-talented entertainer, Hough recently took off a season from DANCING WITH THE STARS to film his first feature film starring role for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in Cobu 3D: New York Nights. Acting opposite Korean pop sensation BoA, Cobu tells the story of star-crossed dancers in New York who find themselves at the centre of a bitter rivalry between their brothers’ underground dance clubs.

Hough performed in London’s West End, where he starred as the male lead in the critically-acclaimed stage version of Footloose, was one of the featured dancers on the DANCING WITH THE STARS tour and a choreographer on the BBC (UK) hit show, DANCE X. Joining Ripa and Hough on December 5 will be actors Jeffrey Donovan (BURN NOTICE) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), and Chef Paula Deen.

Jonah Hill rose to fame after his breakout role in the hit comedy Superbad. Since then, Hill has starred in various comedies for Apatow Productions while successfully segueing into dramatic roles, as most recently seen in the critically-acclaimed drama Moneyball, in which he stars opposite Brad Pitt. Hill will next be seen in the R-rated comedy The Sitter for FOX, which he also executive-produced. He is currently in production on Neighborhood Watch, a comedy written by the same team behind Superbad, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, which also stars Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. Hill also currently serves as the voice and co-creator of the breakout animated series, ALLEN GREGORY on FOX. LIVE’s December 6 guest lineup includes actresses Sarah Jessica Parker (New Year’s Eve) and Emily Van Camp (REVENGE), and Chef Richard Blais.

Jerry O’connell, born and raised in New York City, began his acting career at age 11 when he co-starred as Vern Tessio in the classic Rob Reiner film, Stand By Me. After graduating with a BFA from New York University, he returned to feature film work, notably receiving critical acclaim for his role as quarterback Frank Cushman in Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise. Additional screen credits include Scream 2; Can’t Hardly Wait; Mission to Mars; Tomcats; the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced comedy Kangaroo Jack; Yours, Mine and Ours; Man About Town (with Ben Affleck); Obsessed (with Beyoncé Knowles); and Dimension Films’ recent remake of the cult classic Piranha 3D. Equally prolific on television, O’Connell most recently starred as Pete Kaczmarek in the comedic drama THE DEFENDERS, opposite Jim Belushi. He previously starred on the hit drama CROSSING JORDAN for six seasons. Other television credits include the Lifetime original movie Nora Roberts’ Midnight Bayou opposite Faye Dunaway, Sliders, the miniseries The ’60s and My Secret Identity. In 2004 O’Connell sold the screenplay for First Daughter to New Regency Films. He served as an executive producer for the film, which starred Katie Holmes and was directed by Forrest Whitaker. This month O’Connell made his Broadway debut in Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar. Stopping by to chat with Ripa and O’Connell on the November 25 show are actors Nathan Fillion (CASTLE) and Jane Lynch (GLEE). 

Josh Groban, an internationally-renowned performer who has sold more than 25 million albums and DVDs worldwide, has thrilled a legion of devoted fans with his flawless baritone and extraordinary stage presence. Groban has 5 platinum or multi-platinum albums and ranks as Billboard’s 14th top-selling artist of the 2000s, with more than 20 million units sold in the U.S. alone. Over the years, Groban has shown his lighter side by appearing in various late-night television sketches (Jimmy Kimmel’s hilarious video spoofs “I’m F***ing Ben Affleck” and “Josh Groban sings Kanye West Tweets”), LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN (Top Ten Rejected Josh Groban Songs), as well as singing a comic medley of well-known TV theme songs at the 60TH ANNUAL PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS. Groban has been featured on THE SIMPSONS, performed on Adult Swim’s “Tim and Eric Awesome Show,” “Great Job!,” and made two guest-starring appearances on the hit show GLEE. He also appeared in Crazy, Stupid, Love, a motion picture comedy starring Steve Carell, Julianne Moore and Emma Stone, and on television as Andy Bernard’s brother on THE OFFICE. From December 7-9, Ripa and Groban will welcome actor Zac Efron (New Year’s Eve), singer Neil Diamond, Chef Anne Burrell, actresses Charlize Theron (Young Adult) and Abigail Breslin (New Year’s Eve), Chef Michael Symon and singer Cody Simpson.

LIVE! WITH KELLY is executive- produced by Michael Gelman, and is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, “LIVE! with Kelly” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S.

Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris returns to New York City to join Kelly Ripa as guest co-host on LIVE! WITH KELLY for five shows, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. ET on CTV (visit to confirm local broadcast times). 

Harris is a favourite on LIVE! and has filled the co-host chair next to Ripa on multiple occasions. Among the guests sitting down with Ripa and Harris are the inimitable and HOT IN CLEVELAND star Betty White; UP ALL NIGHT star Maya Rudolph; DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES actress Marcia Cross; supermodel Molly Sims; and actresses Angie Harmon (LAW & ORDER) and Kristen Johnston (UGLY BETTY). The week will also feature musical performances by Avril Lavigne, Hot Chelle Rae and Cobra Starship, plus a special demo by Science Bob.

Harris currently stars as Barney Stinson on the sitcom, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy® and Golden Globe Award® nominations, as well as a People’s Choice Award for Favourite TV Comedy Actor, and a Critics’ Choice Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Earlier this year he starred in the live-action/animated feature The Smurfs, and can currently be seen onscreen in A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas. On television, Harris gained notoriety as the title character in DOOGIE HOWSER, M.D. Additional television credits include an Emmy Award®-winning turn on GLEE. A veteran of the theatre, he recently tackled the leading role of Bobby in the New York Philharmonic’s concert production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Company” at Lincoln Center.