Next Live co-host
Next Live co-host_ Neil Patrick Harris will co-host LIVE! with Kelly for five days, November 28 through December 2, 2011, according to a November 14, 2011 press release from ABC. Harris will co-host with Kelly Ripa, in the chair vacated by Regin Philbin. LIVE! with Kelly airs Monday through Friday mornings on ABC.Regis Philbin hosts special guests in final week of show
Harris is a favorite on "LIVE!" and has filled the co-host chair next to Ripa on multiple occasions. Among the guests sitting down with Kelly Ripa and Neil Patrick Harris are the inimitable Betty White; "SNL" and "Up All Night" star Maya Rudolph; "Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross; supermodel Molly Sims; and actresses Angie Harmon and Kristen Johnston. The week also will feature musical performances by Avril Lavigne, Hot Chelle Rae and Cobra Starship, plus a special demo by Science Bob.
Harris currently stars as Barney Stinson on the hit CBS sitcom, "How I Met Your Mother," a role which has garnered him multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations, a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy Actor, and a Critics' Choice Award for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Earlier this year he starred in the live-action/animated feature "The Smurfs," and he can currently be seen onscreen in "A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas." How I Met Your Mother in 7th Season
Harris first gained fame as a very young doctor on "Doogie Howser, M.D." He won an Emmy Award for a guest appearance on "Glee." Harris served as the host of the 63rd Tony Awards (Emmy Award), the 65th Tony Awards, and the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
A veteran of the theater, Harris recently tackled the leading role of Bobby in the New York Philharmonic's concert production of Stephen Sondheim's "Company" at Lincoln Center. His Broadway credits include "Assassins," "Cabaret" and "Proof." Harris made his theatrical directorial debut with "I Am Grock" at the El Portal Theatre, and he has subsequently directed productions of Jonathan Larson's "Rent," at the Hollywood Bowl, and "The Expert at the Card Table" at the Broad Stage.
Jerry Seinfeld 1st guest co-host on LIVE! with Kelly