Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution has renewed the LIVE with Kelly and Michael talk show on the ABC owned stations through the 2019-2020 television season. Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan host the morning show.
The division has also renewed the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire game show on the ABC owned stations for 2016-2017 (with the exception of WLS-TV Chicago). The Bachelor‘s Chris Harrison is in his first season hosting the show, which was hosted by Terry Crews, the year prior.
DISNEY|ABC HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION RENEWS “LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL” THROUGH 2019-2020 ON THE ABC OWNED TELEVISION STATIONS GROUP AND ALSO RENEWS “WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE” FOR 2016-2017 ON THE MAJORITY OF ABC OWNED STATIONS
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan Host the Emmy Award-Winning Franchise and Highly Successful Syndicated Talker
Iconic Game Show Featuring Host Chris Harrison to Enter Its 15th Season in National Syndication Next Fall
Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution today announced the renewal of the remarkably successful show “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” on the ABC Owned Stations through the 2019-2020 television season. In addition, the division has renewed the iconic game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” on the ABC Owned Stations for 2016-2017 (with the exception of WLS-TV Chicago). The eight ABC Owned stations are New York (WABC-TV), Los Angeles (KABC-TV), Chicago (WLS-TV), Philadelphia (WPVI-TV), San Francisco (KGO-TV), Houston (KTRK-TV), Raleigh/Durham (WTVD-TV) and Fresno (KFSN-TV).
“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 Janice Marinelli, president, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. “We are also very pleased to extend our relationship with their strong stations on ‘Millionaire,’ which continues to resonate with viewers across the country.”
“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 Rebecca Campbell, president, ABC Owned Television Stations Group. “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.”
The Emmy Award-winning “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is one of television’s most successful shows, sitting at the top of the daytime entertainment talk show rankings. Hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, the morning show will commence its 29th season in national syndication next fall. “LIVE” remains an essential stop for the top names in the entertainment industry — from award-winning actors to the hottest musical acts, the show boasts A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments that are unrivaled on daytime television. The show’s signature opening Host Chat is spontaneous, hilarious and unpredictable, and regular features showcasing fashion, food, health and more keep the audience entertained while keeping them up-to-date on the latest lifestyle trends.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” is America’s richest game show, and continues to be the only program to offer a $1 million prize to each and every contestant. The show made its debut in national syndication in 2002, and the 2016-2017 television season will mark its 15th year. “Millionaire” features contestants from all over the country and from all walks of life, and remains a game in which anyone can walk in and win big. Cleverly written trivia questions that reveal fun and entertaining facts are combined with dramatic suspense to keep contestants and viewers alike on the edge of their seats.
“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is distributed in national syndication by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. It is produced by WABC-TV in New York and Michael Gelman is executive producer.
“Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” is distributed by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution and is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. James Rowley serves as executive producer.
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