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Kelly Ripa will kick off the new year on Live! alongside fill-in co-host — and husband Mark Consuelos on Monday, Jan. 2, but he won't be sticking around for long.

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's Jim Parsons will take over on Jan. 3, making his first co-hosting appearance on the show. On Jan. 4, David Duchovny will fill the seat, followed by Rob Lowe on Jan. 5-6, as Regis Philbin's permanent replacement has yet to be named.