Ryan Seacrest will join “Live” as Kelly Ripa’s co-host, jump-starting a new era in the morning television ratings race.
Seacrest, one of the world’s best-known broadcasters, has co-hosted “Live” five times as a guest since ABC began the search for Michael Strahan’s replacement one year ago.
He will be introduced by Ripa on Monday morning’s broadcast, two sources with knowledge of the deal told CNN.
“Live” gives the former host of Fox’s “American Idol” a new daily platform on network television.
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