ABC is interested in Rob Lowe as Kelly Ripa’s Live co-host, a source tells ET. The network has been talking to Lowe’s reps again, the source says, having chatted with the actor about the highly coveted gig back in 2012, when ABC was looking for Regis Philbin’s replacement. Lowe, 52, had impressed viewers at the time when he guest-hosted for two days. But the job, of course, ended up going to Michael Strahan.
The Live with Kelly and Michael duo won the Daytime Emmy Award for best entertainment talk show host on Sunday, capping a tumultuous two weeks that began with Strahan’s announced departure for Good Morning America and Ripa’s reaction. Neither Ripa or Strahan showed up at the non-televised ceremony in Los Angeles to claim the award, their second consecutive one in the category for their syndicated show.