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Live with Kelly - TV Show History

The syndicated version of the LIVE! Show has seen a few different versions and formats over the years since it debuted In August 1988 with regis Philbin and Kathie-Lee Gifford. After a long and successful tenure, Gifford quit due to sagging ratings in 2000 and Philbin ran it by himself for a year.

Along came Kelly Ripa as a co-host in 2001 and ratings clicked upwards. Philbin and Ripa went another ten years with great chemistry and strong ratings until Philbin realized that it was his time to move on after being on the show for over 20 years. Regis quit out in 2011 and Ripa ran the show for a year by herself.

A search for a new cost was underway and Michael Strahan co-hosted 16 times before emerging as the front runner and a favorite of the house-frau viewership. Strahan's tenure was remarkably shorter than previous hosts and he bailed after just four years on the show. His tenure lasted just 2012-2016. Strahan ended up with a huge salary increase when he went to GMA, a more respected news format TV show earlier in the day. Ripa was blind sided by the move and was pissed to be left out of the loop and understandably was pissed that she had to now find a new co-host. She is now reluctant to replace any new co-host in case the same thing happens again.

The Live! with Kelly Show remains today with just a single host, Kelly Ripa, and with the long-term possibility that Ripa may not get a new permanent host.

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Should you see Live with Kelly being taped?

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  It is billed as Live with Kelly, but the production shenanigans at this New York show make it far from live. Michael Gelman, the producer of the this long-running show has a dirty-little-secret. Even though the show is supposed to be actually live (albeit with a tape delay of 20 seconds), many of the segments are taped days, or weeks, in advance. The viewing public never gets wind of this as they dress Kelly Ripa in the same clothes as they will be on the day of the show and insert the taped segments into the live show. The game is up with the in-studio audience as they forced to watch pre-taped segments on big monitors of Kelly interviewing a big star, or doing a cooking segment. The studio producer makes everyone clap as if the interview, or segment just happened in front of them live. It is a bit of a scam that makes no difference for the at-home TV viewing audience, but makes a huge difference to the in-studio audience. Many show fans have complained that going to the show can often consist of just watching a number of pre-taped segments strung together, with Kelly just introducing them in matching clothes to remain consistent and preserve continuity. This approach has a detrimental affect on the enjoyment of seeing this show live and in-person. Regis would roll over in his grave, if he wasn't still alive, that is.
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Cast Members:
Kelly Ripa - Host
Tony Pigg - Narrator

Featured Past Guests:
Cobie Smulders, Mike Tyson, Sharon Stone, Juanes, Megan Hilty, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tessanne Chin.
TV Studio Address:
ABC Studios
7 Lincoln Square
Corner of 67th Street and Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10023

How To Get To The Studio:
Take the 1 train to 68th street Lincoln Center and walk down to 67th street and Columbus Avenue.
ABC Studio Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 8pm
Sunday: 9am - 10pm

Studio Entrance:
The studio entrance is on 67th street and Columbus Avenue
Noteworthy Dates for Live with Kelly   Get Free Tickets for Live with Kelly   Enter and win contests on Live with Kelly
Noteworthy Dates for Live: Kelly:
April 2012: Major set re-design since the show's syndication in 1997

September 2012:
Michael Strahan was announced the permanent co-host

February 2014: Kelly and Michael surprise Mandy Patinkin by bringing two ex-girlfriends on the show

May 13, 2016: Michael Strahan's last show as co-host
  Live with Kelly Tickets:
Both in-advance and standby tickets are available for taping of the transmitted show of Live with Kelly at 7:00 AM daily

Age Requirement:

You must be at least 18 years of age to attend a taping. Children under 10 aren't permitted to the taping.
  Enter Contests & Play Games to win prizes:
Live with Kelly present contests and games to their national audience. Past contests and challenges were 'Top Teacher', the 'Search for Unstoppable Moms', the 'Studio Halloween Contest', and trivia games. As shown above, families have won cash prizes as well as paid resort vacations. If you play Live's Web Trivia, there are chances to win lavish home and kitchen furniture.
Kelly Ripa with acting co-hosts Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest, Jerry O'Connell and Anderson Cooper
Kelly's Search For a New Co-Host Following Michael Strahan's Departure:
Kelly Ripa has yet to decide who will replace Michael Strahan as a permanent co-host for her show Live with Kelly. Strahan left Live several months ago for a role in Good Morning America. Since his departure, Kelly has shared the stage with over 50 guest co-hosts including Kevin Hart, Ryan Seacrest, and Anderson Cooper. The search continues, and there seems to be no rush in announcing Strahan’s replacement. Ripa admitted that her top pick is journalist Anderson Cooper. Kelly referred to Cooper as “The one that got away." The 49-year-old newsman re-signed a contract with CNN in 2016, and will not be joining Live. Kelly Ripa made it clear that there is no time frame for finding a new co-host, as she is waiting for the right candidate to come along. Several names have made their way onto the ever-growing list for the job including Andy Cohen, Richard Curtis, Neil Patrick Harris, and latest member Jerry O’Connell. Jerry has joined Kelly as a guest co-host several times and has made it no secret that he would love the gig. Live with Kelly ratings did not dip after Strahan’s exit, so ABC executives are in no hurry to fill the permanent seat. A decision could be made as late as May 2017.
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Brian Chapman

Executive Producer:
Michael Gelman

Promo Editor:
Brett Snyder

Mariann Sabol-Nieves
Cindy MacDonald

Series Casting:

Annie Hamilton
John Crockett
Brian McCulley
  Staff and Creative Team:

Makeup Artist:

Mark Payne

Theme Music Composer:

Gabriel Saientz

Style Team:
Faith Cromas
Michelle Champagne
Diane D'Agostino


Live with Kelly is produced by WABC-TV and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
Live with Kelly is a morning talk show which consists of celebrity interviews, musical guests and games. The show also includes online and in-studio contests in which the at-home or live audience can participate in.

Show Taping Duration:
Live with Kelly is taped from 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM but may go on until 9:45 AM due to other segments.

Show Transmission Time:
Live with Kelly is broadcast from Monday to Friday at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST

Show Transmission Channel:
ABC and ABC Affiliates across the US
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Parking For This TV Studio
The closest parking garages to ABC Studios are located at:
ICON 2 Lincoln Parking
60 W 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
10 W 66th Street OR 11 W 66th Street
New York, NY 10023
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow TV show patrons have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.