Good news, Kelly Ripa fans. ABC has announced that its daytime talk show Live With Kelly and Michael has been renewed through 2020.
Ripa first joined Live in 2001, where she co-hosted with Regis Philbin for a decade. Michael Strahan joined the program in 2012.
“We are exceptionally proud of Live's unparalleled success and are thrilled to extend our highly valued partnership with the ABC-owned stations for many more years to come,” said Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution president Janice Marinelli in a statement.
— LIVEKellyandMichael (@KellyandMichael) January 14, 2016
“Audiences love watching Live With Kelly and Michael. During the last week of 2015, the show achieved a 1.8 rating with women 25-54, the highest rating in that demo of any talk show this season,” said ABC-owned Television Stations Group president Rebecca Campbell. “Produced by our owned station WABC-TV, we are extremely proud of Live's ability to innovate and connect with viewers and look forward to that continuing into the next decade.”
Kelly Ripa is further deepening her ties with ABC. The host just inked a new deal with the network for a multi-camera comedy with husband Mark Consuelos.