A co-host will join Anderson Cooper every day in the Warner Bros.' syndicated talk show Anderson's second season, said Hilary Estey McLoughlin, president of Telepictures Productions during a panel session at the PromaxBDA Station Summit in Las Vegas.
Asked whether "Anderson would find his Kelly," McLoughlin said she wouldn't rule out finding a permanent co-host.
During the May sweeps, Anderson had a different co-host every Monday, with Kristin Chenoweth, Kristen Johnson, Raven Symone and Niecy Nash each taking turns in the chair.
Testing out different co-hosts is something that Disney-ABC's Live! With Kelly has made familiar for viewers. Ever since Regis Philbin left that show in November, Kelly Ripa has had multiple co-hosts sit beside her, including Fox Sports commentator Michael Strahan -- who made news after performing an impromptu striptease while Magic Mike actor Channing Tatum was visiting the show -- as well as Jerry O'Connell and Nick Lachey.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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