Taking Regis' seat
As soon as
announced he was stepping down (but that his show would go on), the speculation began: Who would replace Regis? Here are a few prospects being kicked around the water cooler:
Consuelos, 39, has already proved that he has good chemistry with
: the two have been married since 1996 and have three children. The former star of
-- which is where he met Ripa -- could be looking for a gig.
anchorman might be the closest thing to a superhero in television news, but taking on "Live!" in addition to his obligations with "AC360,"
and his own daytime
, "Anderson," set to debut this fall might be too much -- even for Anderson Cooper.
The 55-year old
host could be a likable, yet tempered, co-host to the gregarious Ripa. And he already has a connection to the show -- his former co-host of a
morning show in the '90s, Laurie Hibberd, is the wife of "Live" executive producer Michael Gelman.
The 77-year-old talk show legend has all the time in the world now that
nabbed his spot on CNN, and he told "Inside Edition, "I would sit in for him for a few weeks." Of course, he might demand producers replace the "Live!" backdrop of the New York skyline with a colored-dot map of the world to make himself feel more at home.