Is Seth Meyers the next Regis Philbin?
Meyers’ new hosting gig, however, isn’t a done deal just yet. Live! producers are said to have narrowed down the potential-host field to three, with former NFL star Michael Strahan and recording artist Josh Groban also in the running.
All three have showcased their skills opposite Kelly Ripa in recent months, and will likely continue to do so until a new co-host is named for the upcoming season, which begins in September. Meyers begins a five-day hosting stint on Monday, July 9 — the talker’s first week-long fill-in since Neil Patrick Harris late last year.
Should Live! choose Meyers as Ripa’s permanent partner, the site says he would likely vacate his spot as SNL‘s head writer, but still continue to host the late-night sketch show’s Weekend Update segment.
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• NBC is said to be eyeing an all-star edition of Celebrity Apprentice, and past “celeb” participants are coming out in droves to take part in the latest cycle. Per the New York Post, former winners Piers Morgan, Joan Rivers and Bret Michaels are currently in the running to join, as well as “standouts” Gary Busey, Trace Adkins, Jesse James, Omarosa, Gene Simmons, Lennox Lewis, Meat Loaf, Marlee Matlin, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Marilu Henner and Dennis Rodman.
• Brandon and Kelly and Dylan, oh my! Jennie Garth gave Beverly Hills, 90210 fans a treat on Wednesday when she tweeted this pic of a reunion between the members of West Bev’s most beloved love triangle, as she, Jason Priestley and Luke Perry reportedly shot an Old Navy commercial.
• CBS is pushing back the premiere of its new dating series, 3, by one week to July 29 — presumably in order to avoid any overlap with the Bachelorette finale. (ABC last week announced the shift of its three-hour Bachelorette sendoff to Sunday, July 22, the original debut date for the Eye Network’s romance-centric reality show.)
• Fox has banished the George Lopez-hosted Take Me Out to Saturday nights at 9/8c, TV Guide Magazine reports.
• Fun (?) fact about Katie Couric: she had a perfect childhood. Hear all about it below in the latest promo for her new ABC talker (premiering Sept. 10), Katie.
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