Michael Strahan

'Live' is back and it's Kelly Ripa's show

'Live' is back and it's Kelly Ripa's show

As it was before, so shall it be again, as the show formerly known as "Live with Kelly and Michael" returned to the air Monday, sans host Michael Strahan and rebranded as "Live With Kelly."

This is the show's second go-round being hosted exclusively by Kelly Ripa, who first joined the ranks in 2001, co-hosting with show originator Regis Philbin, before hosting the show solo after Philbin's retirement in 2011. 

The name change is the latest in the "Live" saga that began with the April 19 news that Strahan would be...