Chicago-Area Native a Favorite for ‘Live with Kelly': Oddsmaker

Ever since Michael Strahan left "Live" with Kelly Ripa in May, the search for his replacement has been in high gear. And it looks like Vegas thinks one Chicago-area native has a pretty good shot at landing the coveted gig. 

Fred Savage, who grew up in north suburban Glencoe before moving to California, is tied for the second highest odds to replace Strahan, according to online sportsbook Bovada.

The former 'Wonder Years' star is scheduled to co-host 'Live' three times next week, according to the Chicago Tribune, after hosting the show twice in May. 

Savage's odds for getting the job are at 7-2, according to Bovada, tied for second with Bravo's Andy Cohen. The frontrunner, according to Bovada, is Andersoon Cooper, whose odds sit at 3-1. 

'Late Night' host Seth Meyers, singer Josh Groban, and actor Alec Baldwin are all in the mix as well. Former professional racecar driver Jeff Gordon, 'Extra' host Mario Lopez, and sportscaster Erin Andrews are also mentioned.

The show has not specified when a permanent host for the talk show will be named. 

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