Kathy Lee Gifford will return to morning television as co-host of the fourth hour of NBC's Today show, the network confirmed today (Monday). Appearing on the show this morning (which featured highlights from her years with Regis Philbin on the syndicated ABC morning program Live With Regis and Kathy Lee), Gifford said that she was persuaded to return to the morning grind by Hoda Kotb, with whom she'll be sharing hosting duties on Today beginning April 7. "It couldn't be worse timing in some ways," she quipped. "I'm literally, what, eight years older, ten pounds heavier, a half an inch shorter -- and just in time for HD television. It makes no sense."