Jerry Seinfeld to Be First Guest Co-Host on ‘Live! With Kelly’

Jerry Seinfeld will join Kelly Ripa after Regis Philbin's departure.

Jerry Seinfeld’s coming back to TV, though not in the format you might have expected.

The comedian will temporarily fill Regis Philbin’s shoes on “Live! with Kelly” following Philbin’s Nov. 18 departure. Seinfeld will join Kelly Ripa for three shows airing Nov. 21-23.

“Jerry is a great friend of ours, and a friend of Kelly’s, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s an entertainment icon,” executive producer Michael Gelman said in a statement. “It’s a great way to kick off the new beginning of our show.”

Seinfeld and Ripa will chat with guests including Jason Segel, Kim Cattrall, Howie Mandel, Jamie Oliver and, potentially most memorably, Miss Piggy.

More guest hosts are expected to fill in for Philbin following Seinfeld’s stint.