AceShowbiz - It's "Live with Ryan and Kim"! %cKim Kardashian% is set to serve as co-host on the morning show with her pal %cRyan Seacrest%. The beauty mogul will be stepping in for %cKelly Ripa% for Monday, August 28 episode.
Actor %cEric Dane% and country singer and TV personality %cKellie Pickler% will be the guests during the hour. Also set to be the guest for the episode is Extreme Pumpkin carver Tom Nardone. During the episode, Kim will also talk about the new season of E!'s "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", which Ryan executive produces.
While it will be the first time for her to co-host with Ryan, Kim is no stranger to co-hosting the program. The wife of %cKanye West% first co-hosted "Live" with Kelly back in 2012.
Kelly previously announced Ryan as her permanent co-host in May, replacing %cMichael Strahan%, who exited the talk show last year. "Ryan is a quintessential broadcaster and at the top of his game," Kelly said in a statement. "I am thrilled to start my mornings with him every day, and we are so fortunate at 'Live' to have him join the family."
The wife of %cMark Consuelos% continued, "Ryan is a close friend and his star shines as brightly off camera as it does on. His tremendous success is only matched by his impeccable reputation. Plainly said, everyone loves him, and so will our daily viewers."
"I hosted earlier this year and every time you're in that seat you're thinking, 'Gosh, if this ever works out, then this is the audition tape,' " Ryan previously told PEOPLE. "I would watch the other co-hosts and be like, 'Darn it, they're really good. Maybe everyone can do my job.' "