Kelly Ripa will be sitting next to Michael Strahan come Tuesday.

The co-host has been conspicuously absent from Live since she was learned that he’s jumping ship to Good Morning America. But sources tell TMZ that “Kelly’s people made it clear she would come back if they could get assurance the show wasn’t getting the ax.” Word has it ABC execs are thinking of adding a third hour to GMA, which would push out Live. TMZ says the “brass gave Kelly enough assurance to end her boycott.”

Sources say Kelly also “made it clear” she’d like Strahan to leave sooner that his scheduled September departure.

A source tells E! News Ripa was “livid” about being left in the dark about Strahan’s big move. (Premiere Prep)