After a few months of trying out candidates, former N.Y. Giants star Michael Strahan was selected to replace Regis Philbin as the co-host of "Live" with Kelly Ripa.
Frankly, I don't watch the show a whole lot, but my parents do, and they said Strahan was one of the best when the tryouts were going on, so I'm guessing this is a good choice. I've seen Strahan co-host NFL-related shows -- obviously his expertise -- and he is always bright and engaging, so I think his skills will translate well to the mornings.
Meanwhile, ABC announced that it's moving "Jimmy Kimmel Live" up to the 11:30 p.m. timeslot, where it will compete directly with "The Tonight Show" and "The Late Show" (as well as "Conan" and "The Colbert Report" on cable). It's an interesting move, since it means pushing back "Nightline" to a much later hour, when more of its audience has likely gone to bed.
The move is slated for early next year.
THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: Michael and the team head to Panama in search of Nate's killer on "Burn Notice," (USA, 9 p.m.) but what they find down there might be a bigger shock. Meanwhile, Jessica and Harvey face the senior partners' vote on "Suits" (USA, 10 p.m.) while Mike mourns the loss of his grandmother.
Also on cable are "Anger Management," "Wilfred" and "Louie" from 9:30-11 p.m. on FX.
On the networks, "Saving Hope" (NBC, 9 p.m.) returns after the Olympics hiatus, and "Rookie Blue" (ABC, 10 p.m.) is new.