‘LIVE! with Kelly’ to Feature Jerry Seinfeld as First Guest Co-Host

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On November 21, 2011, the iconic morning talk show will begin a new era. On “LIVE! with Kelly,” Kelly Ripa will welcome as guest co-host comedy superstar Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld, a long-time friend of the show, will join Ripa for three shows, airing November 21-23, 2011.

Among the guests stopping by to join Ripa and Seinfeld are actor Jason Segel, actress Kim Cattrall, comedian and host Howie Mandel, “Naked Chef” Jamie Oliver and the fabulous Miss Piggy from Disney’s The Muppets.

“Jerry is a great friend of ours, and a friend of Kelly’s, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s an entertainment icon,” said executive producer Michael Gelman. “It’s a great way to kick off the new beginning of our show.”

Entertainment icon Jerry Seinfeld’s comedy career took off after his first appearance on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson” in 1981. Eight years later, he teamed up with fellow comedian Larry David to create what was to become one of the most successful series in the history of television, “Seinfeld.” The show ran on NBC for nine seasons, winning numerous Emmy, Golden Globe and People’s Choice awards, and was named the greatest television show of all time in 2009 by TV Guide. Since ending his hit series, Seinfeld has starred in, written and produced movies (Comedian, Bee Movie), executive-produced a television show (“The Marriage Ref”), directed and produced a Broadway hit (“Colin Quinn Long Story Short”), and even written a children’s book (Halloween). He remains active as a standup comedy performer, touring the country continuously. Seinfeld resides in New York City with his wife and three children.

“LIVE! with Kelly” is executive-produced by Michael Gelman and is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, “LIVE! with Kelly” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S.

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