Kristin Chenoweth to Co-Host 'Anderson Live' Season Premiere

Tim Kenneally
August 27, 2012
Kristin Chenoweth to Co-Host 'Anderson Live' Season Premiere

Kristin Chenoweth will serve as the first co-host when Anderson Cooper's revamped daytime talk show returns Sept. 10 for a second season, the show said Monday. 


Chenoweth, who recently had to put a guest-starring run on CBS's "The Good Wife" on hold due to injuries she sustained while filming the political drama, will be followed by guest co-hosts including Goldie Hawn, Kelly Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, Howie Mandel, Erin Andrews, D.L. Hughley and Kellie Pickler.

Co-hosts are something new for Cooper's talk show, which is undergoing a number of changes from its first season. The show also gets a name change to "Anderson Live," from the previous "Anderson," and  it will tape in front of a live audience in a new venue, moving from Lincoln Center to the CBS Broadcast Center in New York.

Celebrity guests for the upcoming season include Richard Gere, Beyoncé, Jake Gyllenhaal, Claire Danes, Meg Ryan, Ben Affleck, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Kerry Washington, Kelsey Grammer, Carol Burnett and Stephen Colbert.

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"We've got a lot of fun, great things planned for the new season," Cooper said of the changes. "I am really excited to be joined by daily co-hosts and look forward to switching to a live format, which allows us more freedom to cover topical issues as well as connect more with the viewer at home."

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