Ryan Seacrest can't be everywhere at once. Which is unfortunate for ABC, now that they're in talks to buy American Idol. Because they just signed Seacrest to co-host with Kelly Ripa-- on the other side of the country!
Even if they could work out the LA/NY thing, it's not just being available for a couple nights a week. The show involves a lot that we don't see behind the scenes--
I keep trying to think of someone who could fill that role... someone with energy, charisma, makes funny faces, and makes you want to stick around through the commercials to see who's getting voted off.
I'm not coming up with anyone. That may be ABC's problem, too.