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Andy Cohen Almost Had Regis' Job!

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As Regis Philbin is saying so long, farewell to his longtime running daytime talk show, there is vacant spot next to Kelly Ripa that needs filling. Lots of names are being thrown around, but one we keep hearing about is Bravo's Andy Cohen.

Andy's made quite a name of himself, bringing the phenomenon of The Real Housewives franchise to new heights and even landing his own talk show about all the shows he's got on the network. He's got such a strong, likable presence that the producers over at Live! thought he would be the perfect fit for Rege's spot.

Then the tables turned…

The Hollywood Reporter is saying that producers offered Andy the job upfront, which he decline, but then revisited after actually hosting the show with Kelly. That's when the producers actually rescinded their offer, after seeing the "lackluster" ratings he brought in. What's worse is that, according to the mag, losing the Regis gig also lost Andy face time on The Today Show, where he'd usually filled in for Kathie Lee Gifford (weird coincidence!)

That really sucks for poor Andy. He really would have made a great co-host.

Then again, his plate really is very full. Perhaps this all worked out for the best.

Would U have liked to have seen Andy co-host Live! with Kelly?

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15 comments to “Andy Cohen Almost Had Regis' Job!”

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  2. 2

    Hellllllllll Noooooo!

  3. 3

    some people just scream GAY. Mario's one and here's another.


  4. 4

    what you mean no andy love andys show in bravo hes a very funny guy that will something fun to the show

  5. 5

    Another turd burglar we don't need to see

  6. 6

    i saw when he co-hosted with kelly. he was funny, for sure, but as
    a permanent host? NO WAY… He's actually annoying, but for a funny story here and there, i'd put up with it… for a DAY

  7. 7

    Re: Shaniqua Jones – Shaniqua…. so is your b/f…. he told me so….. ugh… your distgusting… get a life

  8. 8

    It doesn't fit. I don't think this show will last to long after Regis leaves. It's been Regis and ———- for over 20 years, not Kelly and ———. She just doesn't seem to pair up right with anyone else.

  9. 9

    I think Andy would make a great co-host………..but, if they select Bryant Gumbel, I will not watch another show………………we have enough egos on TV now. I think
    Sam Champion would make a good co host as well.

  10. 10

    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He's SO annoying. Plus he'll never let the audience forget he's Jewish, which is probably the most irritating trait about him.

  11. 11

    He 's too gay for the hosting job.

  12. 12

    Bryant Gumble would be a great choice.

  13. 13

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO they cannot replace Regis! What made the show was "host chat" with REGIS!! I think the only way this show might make it withour Regis is to have a "guest" host for a week or so like they have been doing when Regis takes time off. to have a permanent host with Kelly will not work and don't even think about pairing her off with her booooring husband mark.

  14. 14

    Hell NO!!! I would have had to flip to Rachel Ray IF Andy was the new host. I just don't find him funny. His after-show on Bravo, WWHL is a serious snooze fest! How bout Don Rickles? That would be a riot, but the poor guy is too old. I want someone who is FUNNY! btw, this was the worst Halloween special they had…it just didn't work without Regis!

  15. 15

    I love Andy too. He'd a been very funny & just FUN. "When you see the word of the day you have to take a tiny guzzlet of your venti latte". Nick Lachey is like THEEEEE most boring host. Handsome but just a yawn.