Live with Kelly and Michael
Currently in its 25th season in national syndication, Emmy Award-winning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" continues the "LIVE" franchise's remarkable run as a morning favorite and one of television's outstanding success stories.
The New York Daily News summed up the program's appeal when it raved " … When it comes to the amount and playfulness of morning talk, nothing beats 'LIVE.'" And now, 12 years after joining the program herself, co-host Kelly Ripa has welcomed legendary NFL star and sports broadcaster Michael Strahan as her permanent co-host, heading into a new era and taking the show to a whole new level.
"LIVE" originated more than twenty years ago with former host Regis Philbin and WABC's "The Morning Show"; it soon became the number one show in the market. Kathie Lee Gifford joined Philbin in June 1985 and in September 1988, the program debuted in national syndication and the title was changed to "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee." Ripa joined the show in 2001, and after Philbin's 2011 departure, successfully helmed "LIVE! with Kelly" with a series of guest co-hosts before Strahan signed on in September of 2012.
Early on, "LIVE" matched its local success with extraordinary national ratings and established itself as a dominant fixture in national television, a tradition that continues today. It remains an essential stop for the top names in the entertainment industry. From award-winning actors to the hottest musical acts, the show has boasted A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments that are unrivaled on daytime television. The show's signature opening "Host Chat" is spontaneous, hilarious and unpredictable, and regular features showcasing fashion, food, health and more keep the audience entertained while keeping them up-to-date on the latest lifestyle trends. "LIVE" is a happy start to the morning, and a great way to begin the day.
Emmy Award-winning talk show "LIVE with Kelly and Michael" is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, "LIVE" airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S. Visit "LIVE" on the web at LIVEKellyandMichael.com, on Facebook, or follow "LIVE" on Twitter, @KellyandMichael.