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Couric, Larry the Cable Guy to guest host 'Live!'

  |   Oct. 6, 2011 at 3:33 PM
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NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Broadcast journalist Katie Couric and comedian Larry the Cable Guy are to fill in as guest co-hosts on "Live! with Regis and Kelly" in New York, ABC said.

The celebrities will be part of the "exciting and varied lineup of guest co-hosts" who will join Emmy Award-winning host Kelly Ripa this October on "Live!" filling in for Regis Philbin on the morning talk show, the network said in a news release Thursday.

Philbin, 80, recently announced he plans to retire from "Live!" next month.

"Dancing with the Stars" contestant Carson Kressley will help out Friday, while Larry the Cable Guy will be the guest co-host Monday.

Couric is up Tuesday, former New York Giants player and "Fox NFL Sunday" broadcaster Michael Strahan will be in Wednesday, and actor Jerry O'Connell will pitch in Oct. 13.

Actor Mark Feuerstein will sit in for the Oct. 14 show, singer Josh Groban will be the guest co-host Oct. 21, and singer and TV personality Nick Lachey will join Ripa Oct. 31, ABC said.

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