‘How I Met Your Mother’s’ Neil Patrick Harris to co-host ‘Live! With Kelly’

He'll be co-hosting Live! With Kelly

Fans of ‘How I Met Your Mother’ can’t get enough of Neil Patrick Harris, so when they heard he was slated to be a guest co-host on ‘Live! With Kelly’, fans couldn’t wait to find out more.

Now that Regis Philbin is gone, ‘Live! With Kelly’ has been bringing in different  guest hosts until they can find a permanent co-host for the show.  ’30 Rock’s’ Alec Baldwin, ABC News’ Dan Abrams and Lucy Liu are all slated to co-host with Kelly Ripa during the February 28th to March 2nd slots, but the one person viewers can’t wait to see is Neil Patrick Harris.

Harris will be co-hosting with Kelly on the first post-Oscar show that will tape the day after the 84th Annual Academy Awards, which is the next best thing to having Harris actually host the awards show.  After Eddie Murphy bailed on the Oscar hosting gig, fans rallied to get Harris in the hot seat, but much to the disappointment of his fans, the ‘How I Met Your Mother‘ star wasn’t interested in the job.

Along with Harris there will be a fashion panel on the post-Oscar episode of ‘Live! With Kelly’ that includes Issac Mizrahi and Maria Menounos.  There will also be interviews with some of the presenters and winners from the awards ceremony.

The guests that are lined up to appear on ‘Live! With Kelly’ that week include; Taylor Kitsch, Don Cheadle, Donnie Wahlberg, Poppy Montgomery, Larry the Cable Guy, Kristin Chenoweth and Anjelica Houston.

Are you excited to see Harris co-hosting ‘Live! With Kelly’?  Would you like to see Harris have his own talk show?  Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.

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