Weekdays at 9 a.m. beginning Aug. 22!
Currently in its 22nd season in national syndication, top performing talk show "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" continues its remarkable run as a morning favorite and one of television's outstanding success stories.
Regis Philbin is an icon in the entertainment industry, a Hall of Fame broadcaster with more than 40 years in front of the camera. Kelly Ripa complements Philbin with an endearing combination of charm, wit and spunk. Together, their chemistry and contagious energy create an hour of television that is upbeat, original, and most of all, entertaining.
Pop culture barometer Entertainment Weekly summed it up when the duo was included on the magazine's 2004 "Must List," describing Ripa as "impudent and unafraid," Philbin as a "broadcasting master," and their partnership as an "invincible team." The New York Daily News raved " … When it comes to the amount and playfulness of morning talk, nothing beats ‘LIVE.'"
Their signature opening "Host Chat" is among the most spontaneous and unpredictable features on television. EW also noted that " … those first 15 minutes – in which Regis vents about his precious Notre Dame football and tells you what premiere he and wife Joy attended the previous night – have become an exhilarating free-for-all."
"LIVE" originated more than twenty years ago when Philbin created "The Morning Show" for WABC in his native Manhattan; it soon became the number one show in the market. Kathie Lee Gifford joined him in June 1985 and in September 1988, the program debuted in national syndication and the title was changed to "Live with Regis & Kathie Lee." "Live" matched its local success with extraordinary national ratings and established itself as a dominant fixture in national television, a tradition that continued when Ripa joined the show in 2001.
For more than twenty years, "LIVE" has been 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 musical performances and one-of-a-kind segments that are unrivaled on daytime television.
"LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" is executive produced by Michael Gelman, and is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York, "LIVE! with Regis and Kelly" airs in more than 200 markets across the country.