Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee Summary

  • Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee is 1 hr long
  • 5 Taping(s) per week
  • Opened September 5, 1988
  • Show Closed: July 28, 2000
  • Morning Talk Show
  • TV Broadcast

Live ! with Regis and Kathie Lee went into national broadcast in 1988. The morning talk show was known to be edgy, playful, and enjoyable and although the show seems rather dated now, it was cutting edge back in 1988, when there was little other choice and cable TV was still in its infancy. Regis Philbin hosted the show with his sidekick Kathie Lee Gifford. Entertainment Weekly described the duo as "an agreeable match". Live with Regis and Kathie Lee had impressive national ratings and dominated American television in the late eighties, catapulting both Philbin and Gifford to national stardom. This version of the show ran for a total of 12 years on ABC, when Gifford left the show and Regis added Kelly Ripa as the new co-host.

Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee Cancellation Details

Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee aired on WABC from 1988-2000 , when Kathie Lee Gifford finally departed the show. This departure did not create a rift between Regis Philbin and Kathie Lee Gifford, as Gifford was back to honor Philbin during his last episode on Live! with only warm statements about the co-host. During Philbin's time as a solo host, he tried out a variety of potential co-stars. Kathie Lee Gifford was officially replaced by Kelly Ripa on February 5, 2001. Gifford went on to host Today with Hota Kotb, a show that sometimes competes with Live!, due to the similar time slot.

Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee Broadcast Time

In the USA the show is Broadcast LIVE.

ABC Studio 7 Lincoln

7 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023
Directions: Take the MTA 1 train to 66th street Lincoln Center and walk toward the corner of 67th street and Columbus Avenue.
Studio Information

Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee Show Schedule

Live with Regis and Kathie tapes live every Monday through Friday at 9:00 AM. You need to arrive no later than 7:30 AM.

Cast Members

Host
Regis Philbin
Host
Kathie Lee Gifford