Regis Philbin Returning to TV to Host of a New Fox Sports Show 'Crowd Gone Wild'
Jul 17, 2013 03:18 PM EDT | By Dina Exil
Regis Philbin is returning to television.
It's been two years since Philbin announced his departure from ABC morning show, "Live, with Regis and Kelly." The TV personality has landed a new gig as host of the Fox Sports show "Crowd Goes Wild," the New York Post reported.
"I'm happy to be part of sports TV," the 81-year-old told reporters. "If you look at the ratings, that's what on top. Sports is the biggest hit TV has these days. It's all there on the field, pal."
Like Us on Facebook
The show will be live and will revolve around a panel that will be lead by Philbin. Joining Philbin when the show premiers Aug. 19 will be two-time Super Bowl champion defensive lineman Trevor Pryce, journeyman pro tennis player turned standup comedian Michael Kosta, Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay and George Thompson, an anchor for Britain's Sky Sports.
"We've got a nice little panel of people together, a lot of friends," Philbin said about the show. "And if a celebrity like George Clooney comes down with a movie, we'll play clips from the movie, but we'll also talk to George, who grew up in Cincinnati, about the sports roots, like if he's still a big Reds fan,"
Philbin enjoyed his two-year break from television.
"I kind of enjoy it though I don't know how much [wife] joy enjoyed it," Philbin said. "There were times when I would get a little antsy, when I wondered what I could or should be doing."
Philbin's last episode of "Live with Regis and Kelly" aired back on November 18, 2011. He had hosted the show for 28 years.
"I'll always remember spending these mornings will all of you," he said during his last show. "Thank you very much for these great years together, God bless you all, and I hope I'll see you again real soon."
Executive producer Michael Davies, who worked with Philbin on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," insist the 82-year-old will fit in fine with a younger audience.
"Every single one of us has a parent or a grandparent who struggles with social media," Davies said. "We're going to frankly have a lot of fun with Regis' struggles with social media."
The latest KFC Korea stunt is a sandwich with no bread, but rather fried chicken “buns,” with a bacon-topped beef patty, not for the faints of heart
Just as you read: you can now drink Girl Scout cookies! The Little Brownie Bakers (LBB) have teamed up with Nestle’s Nesquik for a new variety of drinks of Girl Scout cookies’ most famous flavors: Thin Mint and Caramel Coconut, available for a limited time for Cookie Monster types across America!
Paul Qui is definitely living the American dream. The Phillipines born chef based in Austin Texas was last night crowned Chef of the Year by Esquire magazine. The former Top Chef contestant and winner was lauded for his creative approach to cooking and his leadership skills in the kitchen.
A new study shows that enough Magnesium in your diet could save you from developing Diabetes. Magnesium is the fourth highest mineral in the body. This means, if you're not getting enough of it, you are exposing yourself to risk of getting type 2 Diabetes.
Lactose Intolerance is the inability of a person to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and other dairy products. The digestive disorder happens due to lack of lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose.
Baked doughnuts are the best way to eat doughnuts, not fried. This way of preparing doughnuts satisfies your cravings, yet takes out the guilt-feeling of eating the usual fried doughnuts. It is quick and easy recipe as you can bake it in as fast 30 minutes.