Live with Kelly & Michael

Kelly Ripa was hired to replace Kathie Lee Gifford on the morning show known as Regis & Kathie Lee, from 1988 to 2000. When her contract was up, Kathie Lee Gifford decided to leave the show and focus on completing a CD album and performing live theater. This would leave a void, temporarily to be filled by different people co-hosing with Regis Philbin. For the next year, the show would be called Live With Regis.

Among the guest co-hosts to sit beside Regis Philbin was Kelly Ripa of soap opera fame. On November 1, 2001, the show was changed to Live With Regis & Kelly and remained that way until 2011. At the age of 80, Philbin was evasive about why he was leaving. He admited the reason was a combination of being tired of doing a daily talk show and a salary dispute. Once again, the show was left with one host in need of finding a new co-host. For the next year, Kelly hosted Live With Kelly, and like Regis before her, she was assisted with a different co-host each day, until 2012.

After 16 appearances on Live With Kelly, New York Giants defensive end football player Michael Strahan became Kelly Ripa's permanent co-host. Live With Kelly & Michael was born. Kelly and Michael come out smiling and sit at a wooden table They drink from identical black mugs. The two-some share quips about their personal lives and interesting items they find in the paper. On April 11, 2013, Michael and Kelly demonstrated how to properly take a selfie with cellphone, making sure not to hold the phone too high or too low. Once the show gets underway, they host models, actors, musicians, politicians, and comedians. Sometimes they have contests.

Weekdays 9:00 AM et/pt on Syndicated
35 Seasons, 8144 Episodes
April 4, 1983
Beauty & Fashion, Celebrity & Entertainment, Comedy, Food, Talk & Interview
4.8/10
Cast: Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan
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Live with Kelly & Michael Full Episode Guide

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dr. David Agus

  • Daniel Dae Kim

  • Von Miller, Witney Carson, Dr. Taz Bhatia

  • Jason Bateman, Dr. Melinda Jampolis

  • Katharine McPhee, Terry Crews, Amy E. Goodman

  • Chris O'Donnell, Cedric the Entertainer, Trent Harmon

  • Allison Williams, Danai Gurira, Rick Springfield

  • A celebration of Kelly's 15th anniversary as co-host

  • Penelope Cruz, Bobby Cannavale, Maddie & Tae

  • Ben Stiller, Bob Odenkirk

  • Katie Holmes, Vanna White

  • Ice Cube, Brie Larson, Jason Jacobson

  • Ray Liotta, Lucy Hale

  • John Krasinski, Heather Graham

  • Tyler Perry, Dr. Ian Smith

  • Emmy Rossum, Shaun T

  • Ryan Seacrest; Jennifer Jason Leigh. Also: the hosts read viewer's New Year's resolutions as they begin "New Year, New You."

  • Samuel L. Jackson; Ben Higgins; and Pia Wurtzbach

  • Kerry Washington; Bill O'Reilly; Emma Roberts; and Wendy Bazilian

  • Chelsea Handler, Lana Parrilla

  • Kate Beckinsale, Joe Morton, Kelsea Ballerini

  • Matt Bomer, Carmelo Anthony

  • Carol Burnett, Ariana Grande, Jussie Smollett, Stephen Curry

  • Adam Levine, Jack Black, Ronda Rousey, Trevor Noah

  • Channing Tatum, Cee-Lo Green, the Rockettes

  • Bruce Willis, Kevin Zraly, a performance from "Disney On Ice: 100 Years Of Magic"

  • Robert De Niro, Natalie Dormer

  • Kurt Russell, Daya

  • Will Ferrell, Bella Thorne

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Raymond Crowe

  • Mark Wahlberg, Gwendoline Christie, Sara Bareilles

  • Chris Hemsworth, Billie Lourd and guest co-host Anderson Cooper.

  • Ben McKenzie; BIlly Gardell. Also: "We Said Whaaat?" Week concludes.

  • Steven Tyler; Chrissy Teigen. Also: "We Said Whaaat?" Week continues.

  • Craig Ferguson; Kate Bosworth. Also: "We Said Whaaat?" Week continues.

  • Tyra Banks; Hank Azaria. Also: the hosts begin taking part in experiences they've previously talked about in LIVE's "We Said Whaaat?" Week.

  • Amy Schumer, Jason Statham, Dove Cameron

  • Kevin James, LL Cool J, Blake Lively

  • Ryan Seacrest, Michael Douglas, Carli Lloyd

  • Taylor Swift, Jon Hamm

  • Joe Manganiello, Common, Kate McKinnon

  • Jude Law, Elizabeth Banks, Tori Kelly

  • Ricky Martin, Kim Kardashian West, Rick Schwartz and animals

  • Patrick Stewart, Katie Brown

  • Charlize Theron, John Cena, Rebel Wilson

  • Hugh Jackman, Ross Lynch, Scripps National Spelling Bee winners Vanya Shivashankar & Gokul Venkatach

  • Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Arnold & Bill Klein, Cara Delevingne, Rachel Platten

  • Howie Mandel, Patricia Clarkson, R5, guest co-host Ana Gasteyer

Live with Kelly & Michael News

Kelly Ripa is Winning the Ratings Battle Against Michael Strahan

The former co-hosts are going head to head, and the competition isn't even close.

Ryan Seacrest to Join 'Live with Kelly'

The veteran TV host will take a seat next to Kelly Ripa.