I dunno, Jerry O'Connell has had a solid career since he was a kid in Stand By Me. I liked him most recently in Billions and Carter. He has starred in some very successful TV shows as well as one-season wonders, done voice acting and some talk show hosting, although I haven't seen him in those non-acting roles. Maybe the show just wanted someone dependable who has a decent fan following, shows up for work on time, does his job and doesn't cause a lot of drama. If they really think they need to have a male host, O'Connell isn't the worst choice.