08:21 PM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 01/26/2011 10:40AM
How do you replace the irreplaceable? You don't!
But producers at Live! with Regis and Kelly will have a seat to fill next to Kelly Ripa when Regis Philbin leaves the show after 28 years on the job.
So without replacing a TV icon, they can merely attempt to bring in someone who will hopefully pave their own way in morning television and who will hopefully have fresh chemistry with Ripa. According to EW, there are 10 names that are being considered as possible contenders:
Originally posted 01/18/2011 09:40AM
So long, Regis.
After 28 years and three different co-hosts, Regis Philbin says this will be his last season on his morning talk show – the program currently known as Live! with Regis and Kelly.
"It's been a long time, it's been 28 years since I've been here. And it was the biggest thrill of my life," Philbin, who will turn 80 in August, said on the program Tuesday morning.
Originally posted 09/23/2009 11:15AM
If you have hopes of sharing morning coffee with Anderson Cooper by next year, think again. The CNN anchor, 43, told PEOPLE that there's not truth to rumors he'll be replacing Regis Philbin, 78, on the latter's ABC a.m. show next year.
"Regis is the king," Cooper says. "He's not going anywhere!"
Cooper, who's occasionally subbed for Philbin alongside Kelly Ripa, said at the New Yorkers for Children Benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday night that even his journalistic skills couldn't sleuth out where the rumors started.
Originally posted 01/04/2009 01:00PM
Live with Regis and Kelly is getting a makeover for 2009. On Monday, the chatty morning show will debut a crisp new high-definition look and a new theme song.
Stars Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa will also appear in a revamped opening segment that works more New York City scenes into the picture, according to producers. But one element that will not change a bit is the show's Central Park-view backdrop. Producers opted to keep the mesh piece instead of upgrading to a hi-def version to keep a touch of softness.
Originally posted 02/19/2008 12:30PM
Regis Philbin had some happy news to share with Kelly Ripa on their talk show Tuesday: He's a grandpa.
Philbin's daughter, Hollywood writer J.J. Philbin, and her husband, The Office writer Michael Schur, welcomed a son, William Xavier Schur, on Monday morning after 30 hours of labor. (See video of Regis breaking the news.)
Originally posted 12/10/2007 03:05PM
It's back to the future for Regis Philbin, who's been tapped to host the red-carpet show immediately preceding the Oscars telecast in February – the same job he had some 30 years ago.
"Regis is the perfect guy to serve as host. He knows everyone, and everyone loves Regis!" producer Dennis Doty says in a statement. "I'm thrilled that he has agreed to be the ringmaster for this year's extravaganza."
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is producing the show, which airs Feb. 24 on ABC. Philbin, 76, who co-hosts Live With Regis & Kelly, will guide the half-hour lead-in red-carpet interview show. Philbin was "a pioneer interviewer of arriving stars" at the Oscars in the 1970s, according to the Academy.
The 80th Academy Awards nominations will be announced Jan. 22 at 5:30 a.m. PT.
Originally posted 09/08/2007 06:00AM
Live With Regis and Kelly 20th Anniversary What: Kathie Lee Gifford returns to her former talk show to celebrate its 20th season with Regis Philbin. When: Sept. 14 Highlights: Kelly Ripa has nothing to worry about – Kathie Lee's just visiting! After leaving her post in 2000 – to spend time with her family and write – Gifford caps off a two-week anniversary celebration by visiting her former talk show. And after seven years, an update about Cody is, uh, long overdue.
Originally posted 04/26/2007 10:55AM
Six weeks after undergoing heart surgery, Regis Philbin returned to Live with Regis and Kelly on Thursday morning – bringing along his medical team and fellow cardiac patient (and buddy) David Letterman.
Originally posted 03/23/2007 12:45PM
Regis Philbin may be in terrible pain after open-heart surgery, but he can still talk.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Anonymous Donor Offers $20,000 to Find the Person Who Stuffed a Starving Pit Bull in a Suitcase
Patrick Dempsey Said He Was 'Spread So Thin' Before Divorce
Couple Married for 68 Years Die Just a Few Hours Apart
California Father Arrested for Allegedly Killing His 3-Week-Old Daughter
Oscar Winner Dianne Wiest Says She's Having Trouble Paying Her Rent
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!