The show’s poor ratings have sparked speculation among fans about its potential cancellation in recent months. If the rumors prove to be true, the show may come to an end earlier than anticipated. Live! Has been broadcasting for almost four decades, and during the most recent episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, both hosts playfully allude to the possibility of the show’s imminent conclusion.
On Wednesday, September 21, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest bantered about the conclusion of the show. The discussion began with the announcement of a Broadway production ending its 35-year run. Specifically, the hosts focused on The Phantom of the Opera, a long-standing show that is closing on Broadway. They engaged in a conversation about the surprising news.
It’s upsetting news to hear that they are closing down. Kelly admitted that she has seen the live show “many, many times.” Ryan admits that Phantom of the Opera had a great run. They feel that their talk show is not far behind. Both of them joked that Ryan and Kelly may have the same fate with Live.
“Is the production coming to an end?” Inquired the crew member. Ryan sarcastically remarked, “And we’re still going!” A crew member in the studio mentioned that both shows had similar production costs. The American Idol host was curious to find out which show, between Live with Kelly and Ryan and Phantom of the Opera, incurred higher expenses.
In the absence of a crowd, they are curious as to why it remains the sole remaining talk show. Supporters persist in criticizing the show for failing to reintroduce its live studio audience. In the meantime, both co-hosts have transitioned to a different segment. Subsequently, she included: “We have not disclosed that information as of now.” Kelly restated the identical inquiry with a chuckle.
Live with Kelly and Ryan continues to face criticism
Ryan and Kelly’s Live show is the only one that hasn’t gone back to its old ways. Most shows nowadays are live with live audiences. The hosts wanted to know why they don’t want to tape the show anymore. Fans were also upset with its pre-recorded segments.
The audience hasn’t been allowed in the studio yet, but Ryan’s friend made a live appearance on Live! The show hasn’t rolled back its format beyond the pandemic COVID-19 and has survived like other talk shows. This has led to rumors that this could be the last season. Fans have noticed that the show hasn’t changed in any ways and it has become a welcoming presence in the morning.
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