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The Men Who May Take Regis Philbin's Seat on Live! | Chris Harrison, Mario Lopez

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The Men Who May Take Regis Philbin's Seat on Live!

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:

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Regis Philbin Is Leaving Live!

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UpdatePosted 01/18/2011 10:15AM

Regis Philbin Is Leaving Live!

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.

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Don't Expect to Wake Up to Anderson Cooper

Don't Expect to Wake Up to Anderson Cooper

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.

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Regis and Kelly to Debut Updated Look Monday | Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin

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Regis and Kelly to Debut Updated Look Monday

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.

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Regis Philbin Is a Grandfather! | Regis Philbin

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Regis Philbin Is a Grandfather!

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.)

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That '70s Show: Regis Returns to Oscar Red Carpet | Regis Philbin

That '70s Show: Regis Returns to Oscar Red Carpet

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.

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WEEK AHEAD: Regis & Kathie Lee, Together Again! | Kathie Lee Gifford, Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin

WEEK AHEAD: Regis & Kathie Lee, Together Again!

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.

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Regis Returns to  Live with Regis and Kelly | Kelly Ripa, Regis Philbin

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Regis Philbin Returns to Live with Regis and Kelly

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.

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Regis 'Through the Worst of It' After Surgery

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Regis Philbin 'Through the Worst of It' After Heart Surgery

Originally posted 03/23/2007 12:45PM

Regis Philbin may be in terrible pain after open-heart surgery, but he can still talk.

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Regis Philbin to Have Heart Bypass Surgery

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Regis Philbin to Have Heart Bypass Surgery

Originally posted 03/12/2007 02:10PM

Regis Philbin made a heartfelt announcement on Live With Regis and Kelly on Monday: He will have heart bypass surgery this week.

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