Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Michael Strahan Seems to Be Kelly Ripa’s New Co-Host


Michael Strahan was on our short list at number 2 back on July 4th. Two hours ago I said he was still in the running and had sold his house in LA. Now Broadcasting and Cable is reporting that Strahan is the choice. The audience loves him, Kelly gets along with him like crazy. He’s a bold choice for ABC Disney. I think he’ll be great. How he’ll do Monday morning shows in New York after Sunday afternoon football for Fox in LA. But it should work. “Live with Kelly and Michael” sounds good too. Congrats!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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