Live! Is at a Loss on How to Move Forward Once Kelly Ripa Returns to Set: 'She Has Gone Radio Silent'

04/22/2016 AT 11:50 AM EDT

Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan and had peacefully worked together on Live! With Kelly and Michael for four years until Tuesday's abrupt news that Strahan is leaving the show in September Good Morning America. Now can the co-hosts make it a few more months?

A TV insider tells PEOPLE that Ripa "has gone radio silent" since Strahan's bombshell, leaving producers at a loss for how to move forward.

"As far as the plan to keep the peace until September, basically you have one side that wants to do that and another that is still unclear," says the source.

Another insider echoes that Ripa, 45, has been "radio silent," adding that the network "doesn't have a plan. They're not booking guest hosts. The hope is that they know more later today. The hope is that she comes back on Tuesday."



The insider continues, "If they don't know anything by late Friday, they might have a contingency plan in place. But she's not engaging with management."

While the details of Ripa's return to set remain in limbo, Strahan, 44, has carried out the remainder of the work week with guest co-hosts Ana Gasteyer and Erin Andrews.

And after Pretty Little Liars star Shay Mitchell fills in on Monday, a third source close to the situation tells PEOPLE that the only thing certain about Ripa's return (tentatively set for Tuesday) is that it will not be a cordial one.

"She's not going to come out on Tuesday holding hands with him and smiling," says the source, "and they're not just suddenly going to kiss and make up on air."

With reporting by CHARLOTTE TRIGGS

Live! With Kelly and Michael airs weekdays (check local listings).
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