‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’ Episode Guide (Dec. 12): Mark Wahlberg; Idina Menzel

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‘LIVE with Kelly and Michael’ Episode Guide (Dec. 12): Mark Wahlberg; Idina Menzel

On today’s all-new episode of the syndicated “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” actor Mark Wahlberg visits the set of the program to discuss the upcoming Christmas release of his new crime drama film, “The Gambler.”

Then, “LIVE’s Holiday Music Week” concludes with Tony Award winner Idina Menzel performing a song off her new holiday album, “Holiday Wishes.”

And later, Kelly and Michael announce which nominee will win “LIVE’s” Act of Kindness contest. The winner of the contest will receive a $10,000 cash prize from Extra as well as an additional $10,000 donation to their preferred charity.

Currently in her 13th year with the show, Ripa took the lead on “LIVE” during the search for a new co-host. Fifty-nine different men and women shared the co-host desk over a nine month period. During that time, she helped to build the show’s key demo ratings and kept the momentum going until a new host was named. On September 4, 2012, Michael Strahan was named the permanent co-host of the newly-rechristened show after an extensive search encompassing more than nine months.

“LIVE with Kelly and Michael” is distributed in national syndication by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Produced by WABC-TV in New York and executive produced by Michael Gelman, “LIVE” airs in more than 200 markets across the U.S.

Michael Gelman, who is often an on-air personality, executive produces the longrunning talker. To watch the syndicated “LIVE with Kelly and Michael,” be sure to check your listings for the time period it airs in your local market.

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