How Long Has "Live! With Kelly" Been on the Air?

How Long Has "Live! With Kelly" Been on the Air?

The morning talk show "Live! with Kelly," hosted by Kelly Ripa, aired for a year from 2011 to 2012 before Michael Strahan became a permanent co-host on Sept. 4, 2012, and the show became "Live! with Kelly and Michael." Over 50 guest co-hosts joined Ripa during "Live! with Kelly's" run-time.

At its inception the talk show premiered as "The Morning Show" in 1983, hosted by Regis Philbin and Cyndy Garvey. A year later Garvey left and Kathie Lee Gifford took the co-host position in 1985. The show gained popularity and entered national syndication in 1988, at which point the name changed to "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee." Kathie Lee co-hosted for 12 years before leaving the show; Kelly Ripa replaced her in 2001. "Live with Regis and Kelly" aired until Philbin's final episode on Nov. 18, 2011.