‘LIVE with Kelly and Ryan’ Episode Guide (May 31): Vanessa Williams; Louie Anderson

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‘LIVE with Kelly and Ryan’ Episode Guide (May 31): Vanessa Williams; Louie Anderson

On today’s all-new episode of the syndicated “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan,” actress Vanessa Williams sits down with Kelly and Ryan to preview the new VH1 series “Daytime Divas,” which centers on a fictional daytime talk show. The series premieres June 5 on the cable network.

Then, actor and stand-up comedian Louie Anderson chats about the FX series “Baskets” and his other projects.

Currently in her 15th year with the show, Kelly Ripa took the lead on “LIVE” during the search for a new co-host. Fifty-nine different men and women shared the co-host desk over a nine month period. During that time, she helped to build the show’s key demo ratings and kept the momentum going until a new host was named.

On May 1, 2017 — nearly a year after Michael Strahan departed from the series to contribute to “Good Morning America” — Kelly announced veteran broadcaster Ryan Seacrest as the co-host of the newly re-christened “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”

Seacrest joins Daytime Emmy Award-winner Ripa as co-host and a fellow executive producer on daytime’s longest-running, No. 1 entertainment talk show. A staple of modern American pop culture and media, and a household name from his decades on the radio, on television and as an Emmy-winning producer, Seacrest also has been a longtime friend of “Live,” with many guest appearances and multiple co-hosting stints.

“Live with Kelly and Ryan” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and TV Distribution. The show is produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.

To watch the syndicated “LIVE with Kelly and Ryan,” be sure to check your listings for the time period it airs in your local market.

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