Matthew Broderick, Mark Consuelos, Mario Lopez Set to Co-Host "Live! With Kelly"
By Michael Gioia
Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick, Mark Consuelos and Mario Lopez are among the upcoming guest co-hosts who will join Kelly Ripa for the morning talk show "Live! With Kelly."
Lopez, who was seen on Broadway in A Chorus Line, will co-host April 25. Guests will include Kathleen Turner (High) and James Van Der Beek as well as a performance from Ashanti.
Tony winner Broderick, who currently stars in Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It, will co-host the April 26 broadcast, which will feature guests Jenna Fischer ("The Office") and director Garry Marshall. For more on Broderick's theatrical history, visit the Playbill Vault.
Ripa's husband, Consuelos, who was last seen in Off-Broadway's Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays, will co-host April 27; Maggie Q ("Nikita") will make a guest appearance.
Additionally, ESPN college football analyst and former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer will co-host April 23-24. On the April 23 broadcast, "Live!" will welcome Kate Walsh ("Private Practice"); A Streetcar Named Desire's Blair Underwood and Hugh Grant will be guests April 24.
Celebrities have stepped in to take over for former co-host Regis Philbin, who departed the show Nov. 18, 2011.
For more information, visit livewithkelly.tv.
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