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Michael Strahan Leaving LIVE EARLY?!

That unified front the pair put on today now just seems like it was a sham. 

Michael Strahan's last LIVE! show was supposed to be in August, and now it's been bumped up to May 13 so that thy can begin to look for new co-hosts, says the E! article. Here's a snippet below:

"'After meeting with the producers of both Live and Good Morning America, and after speaking with Kelly and Michael, we have decided on a plan that best advantages both shows for the future. To that end, Michael's last day on Live will be on Friday, May 13, which not only gives the show the chance to have a nice send-off for him during the May book, but to also immediately begin the on-air search for a new co-host,' a show spokesperson tells E! News. 'This plan also allows GMA to start integrating Michael into the show more often this summer before his full-time start in September.'"

See Kelly's return from this morning here:

Kelly Ripa Returns To Kellyv and Michael (Live)

Kelly Ripa Returns To #KellyandMichael Live

Do you think that the return was a calculated contract opener for Kelly to get rid of Michael sooner? Or do you think they really are doing this in best interests of both shows? Sound off in the comments!

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