Here’s Kelly Ripa’s First Batch of Co-Hosts After Michael Strahan Departs ‘Live!’

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A new era of LIVE with Kelly and Michael (sans Michael Strahan) is upon us.

With Strahan’s last day being Friday, May 13, Kelly Ripa‘s first batch of new co-hosts have been announced, and the lineup is looking very promising.

As previously announced, Jimmy Kimmel will be co-hosting alongside Ripa on Monday, May 16. The rest of the week will be as follows: Empire‘s Jussie Smollett on Tuesday, May 17, Cedric the Entertainer on Wednesday, May 18, ABC News anchor (and hottie) David Muir on Thursday, May 19, and Hawaii Five-0‘s Daniel Dae Kim on Friday, May 20.

Strahan’s announcement of his departure and new job at GMA was a shock to fans and Ripa alike. We’re sure the drama of Ripa taking some time off, and Strahan leaving earlier than previously announced, has been excellent for the show’s ratings, at the very least.

Ripa has been a co-host of the morning show since 2001, while the retired football player has been co-host since 2012.