Is Live with Kelly and Ryan canceled? Both of the co-hosts say that the end could be near for their talk show. Read on to learn more and to see what caused the speculation.
Ryan Seacrest & Kelly Ripa joke about the talk show ending
On the latest episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan, both hosts joke that the show could be ending soon. Live! has been on the air for nearly 40 years. If the rumors are true, the show could end sooner than expected. For the past few months, fans wondered if the show is doomed to get canceled because of the low ratings.
Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest joked about the end of the show. The conversation started with the news of a Broadway show closing its doors after 35 years. The long-running show The Phantom of the Opera is closing on Broadway after its run. On Wednesday, September 21, the hosts talked about the shocking news.
Both of them joked that Live with Kelly and Ryan may have the same fate. They feel that their talk show isn’t too far behind. Ryan admits that Phantom of the Opera had a great run. Kelly Ripa admitted that she’s seen the show live “many, many times.” Both of them are upset to hear the news that it’s closing down.
The American Idol host wanted to know which show was more expensive to produce — Live with Kelly and Ryan or Phantom of the Opera. One crew member in the studio said both shows cost about the same to produce. Ryan said with a sarcastic expression: “And we’re still on!” The crew member asked: “Are we closing?”
Kelly repeated the same question with a laugh. She then added: “We haven’t announced that yet.” Both of the co-hosts moved on to another segment. Meanwhile, fans continue to slam the show for not bringing back its live studio audience. They want to know why it’s the only talk show left without an audience.
Live with Kelly and Ryan continues to get backlash
Fans were also upset with the show for its pre-recorded segments. They wanted to know why the hosts don’t want to tape the show live anymore. Most live shows are back with live audiences. Live with Kelly and Ryan is the only one that hasn’t gone back to its old ways.
While the show has become a welcoming presence in the morning, fans noticed that the show hasn’t changed any of its ways. This has led to the rumors that this could be the last season. While other talk shows have survived the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Live! hasn’t rolled back its live format. Ryan’s friend made an appearance in the studio, but they still haven’t allowed a studio audience.
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