Disney/ABC Television Distribution’s flagship syndicated series, Live with Kelly and Michael, has been renewed by the ABC Owned Stations through the 2019-2020 television season. Additionally, the ABC O&Os have picked up Disney/ABC’s game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire for next season, 2016-17( with the exception of WLS-TV Chicago).
The renewals come on the first day of the NATPE confab in Miami. They also follow the 1.8 women 25-54 rating that Live with Kelly and Michael logged during the last week of 2015. Currently hosted by Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, the morning show will return for a 29th season in national syndication next fall.
The 2016-17 season will mark the syndicated Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’s 15th season. Chris Harrison, who took over as host this season, will be back.
Live with Kelly and Michael is produced by WABC-TV in New York; Michael Gelman is executive producer. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. James Rowley serves as executive producer.
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).