May 13 — this is the date of Michael Strahan’s exit from daytime show, “Live! WIth Kelly & Michael.”
The former NFL player was set to leave “Live!” over the summer, but has now revised his exit date as May 13. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this change of plan gives show producers the chance to find Strahan’s replacement over the summer, said an ABC source. Producers also hope that this will boost show ratings during the month of May. Luckily, this change will also give Strahan the summer off before beginning his full-time gig for “Good Morning America” in September.
After Kelly Ripa’s decision to take time off last week after news of Strahan’s choice to leave for GMA, his early exit will hopefully allow fans to forget about all the drama surrounding the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Live!” will tape with several guest co-hosts until a suitable successor is found.