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Kelly Ripa is not quitting her show and speaks to Jonathan Groff: Daytime talk shows for August 19-23

Kelly Ripa and Jonathan Groff
Kelly Ripa and Jonathan Groff. Pic.credit: ©ImageCollect.com/Zumapress,/Admedia

Kelly Ripa is not quitting her day job or leaving Ryan Seacrest’s side anytime soon despite what you might have heard. According to Women’s Health, there are posts written about Ripa leaving her show so that she can focus her time and energy on her line of skincare for Ultra SK.

“There’s only one problem: Kelly has no affiliation with the skincare products being promoted, and the rumors that she’s parting ways with the show are patently false,” says the exercise magazine in a story posted lasted Wednesday.

There is a good chance that the topic of this scam could come up on Monday’s show when she and Ryan welcome Jonathan “Mindhunter” Groff to the show and if so, she will probably have a lot to say.

Of the four main morning talk shows, Live with Kelly and Ryan is the only one not airing “best of” episodes. Here’s what you expect to see this week:

Live with Kelly and Ryan (Syndicated)

Jonathan Groff, who is visually best known for his work on the Netflix series Mindhunter and vocally for his work voicing the role of Kristoff for Disney’s animated Frozen and Frozen 2, will visit with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on Monday along with Lela Loren (Power) plus Chris Byrne aka the Toy Guy will show off some great summer toys.

Tuesday’s show will feature conversations with Jamie Foxx, Julianna Margulies and Laurie Gelman, while singer-songwriter KT Tunstall will perform. Wednesday’s show gets animated with guests Kevin Hart (who voiced roles from The Secret Life of Pets) and Naomi Scott (who appeared in the live-action version of Aladdin). Plus, Dana Avidan from PopSugar will explain some summer fashion trends.

Thursday’s show will feature Selena Gomez, Bill Hader, Mena Massoud (also from Aladdin) along with MasterChef Junior winner Che Spiotta. Finally, Friday’s show will welcome Samuel L. Jackson, MMA fighter Juan Archuleta will show off his signature moves, NOTD will perform and a pair of 11-year-old twins will show off their cup-stacking skills.

The Talk's tribute to Kristoff St. John
Shemar Moore, Victoria Rowell, Christel Khalil, Bryton James, Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Sharon Osbourne, Eve and Sara Gilbert on The Talk. Pic. credit: Sonja Flemming/CBS

The Talk (CBS)

This week of reruns on The Talk begins with a rebroadcast of the tribute for Kristoff St. John from CBS’ The Young and Restless with special guests St. John’s former co-stars Shemar Moore, Victoria Rowell, Christel Khalil and Bryton James. The episode also features former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios and Blue Blood’s Bridget Moynahan.

The rest of the week includes appearances by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (Tuesday): Jon Cryer (Supergirl) and Nischelle Turner (Entertainment Tonight) (Wednesday); NeNe Leakes (Thursday); Katy Mixon and singer Avril Lavigne (Friday).

Strahan & Sara (ABC)

The repeats for this week on Strahan & Sara include segments and appearances by Bella Thorne (The Life of a Wannabe Mogul: Mental Disarray) on Monday and Vanessa Kirby (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw) on Tuesday.

The Cast of Queer Eye (Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France and Bobby Berk) on Wednesday, movie mom and daughter Eva Longoria and Isabela Moner (Dora and the Lost City of Gold) on Thursday and hairstylist Vernon François and singer Pitbull on Friday.

The View (ABC)

The repeats for this week on The View include interviews with news legend Diane Sawyer, actress Rebel Wilson and chef Aaron Sanchez (Monday); Chelsea Handler and Dr. Ian Smith (who wrote the book Clean & Lean: 30 Days, 30 Foods and a New You!) (Tuesday); author E.L. James (The Mister) (Wednesday); Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Julian Lennon (Thursday) and Amy Poehler and Ciara (Friday).

Jeff Totey is an entertainment writer whose work has appeared on SeattleRefined.com, RedTricycle.com and WriterofPop.com. Writing for about a dozen years, Jeff is a movie... read more

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