KELLY Ripa and Ryan Seacrest have been the co-hosts of the long-running Live talk show since 2017.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan SeacrestCredit: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via
What time is Live with Kelly and Ryan on and on what channel?
ABC’s Live with Kelly and Ryan is broadcast live from New York City at 9 am on weekdays.
Viewers on the East Coast can see the show live, but the rest of the country sees a tape-delayed version.
Kelly and Ryan in March of 2020Credit: Getty
How long has Live been on the air?
Live launched locally in New York City in 1983, but it was called The Morning Show at the time.
Regis Philbin and Cyndy Garvey were the original hosts, but Philbin was later teamed with Kathie Lee Johnson, who would become Kathie Lee Gifford.
They proved to have great chemistry, and the show went national in 1988 with a new name, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.
They have been together on Live since 2017Credit: Live with Kelly and Ryan
Gifford would leave the show in 2000, and Ripa would succeed her one year later.
Live with Regis and Kelly aired from 2001 to 2011 before Philbin decided to step down.
Strahan was Ripa’s co-host for four years before departing for GMA, paving the way for Seacrest.
Philbin passed away in 2020 at the age of 88.
They worked from home for a time during the ongoing coronavirus pandemicCredit: Instagram /@kellyripa
Why did Michael Strahan leave Live?
Strahan left Live with Kelly and Michael to take a job with Good Morning America, also on ABC.
“When it was time to go, it was time to go,” Strahan told The New York Times in 2020.
“Certain things that were going on behind the scenes just caught up.
Ripa has had three different co-hosts during her long tenure on the showCredit: Getty
When asked how his departure from the show was handled, he said: “It could have been handled better.”
“I didn’t wake up and say, ‘I want a job at GMA,'” he told The Times.
“I was asked to do it by the people who run the network. It was really not a choice. It was a request.
“But it was treated as if I was the guy who walked in and said, ‘I’m leaving.’ That part was totally misconstrued, mishandled in every way.
“People who should have handled it better have all apologized, but a lot of the damage had already been done.
“For me, it was like: Move on. Success is the best thing. Just keep on moving.”
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