Kelly Ripa still isn’t sure who she wants as her co-host on “Live! With Kelly.” But perhaps a bit of magic will help her decide when Harry Potter (a.k.a. Daniel Radcliffe) joins for the Jan. 31 edition of the talk show.
“Live!” has actually done quite well in the ratings since Regis Philbin left in Nov. 2011. Year-over-year viewership is comparable to when Philbin was in the co-host chair. In some cases, the ratings have actually improved.
For the week of Jan. 30, producers have a variety of talent lined up to co-host including Dan Abrams, Radcliffe, Howie Mandel, Peter Facinelli and D.L. Hughley. As far as guests, it’s an impressive week that includes Channing Tatum, Rachel McAdams, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jenni “JWOWW” Farley.
Radcliffe just demonstrated his comic chops during “Saturday Night Live.” But will he be able to bring the funny to the morning show? We’ll know soon.