Regis Philbin will be spending some time in Rachael Ray’s kitchen. Philbin, who stepped down as co-host on Live! With Regis And Kelly last November, will be appearing one day a month as a special guest on the syndicated talk show Rachael Ray. Just don’t call him a co-host. As he told USA Today, “I’m just a guy showing up on her show once a month”. In the past year, Philbin has appeared as a guest on several talk shows, including The View. He also had a guest spot on TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland. He’ll make his first appearance on Rachael Ray on Monday.
Talk Show Roundup: Regis Philbin’s Last Day On ‘Live’ Is Nov. 18; First Gigs For Katie Couric, Anderson Cooper
Regis Philbin said today during the season premiere of his syndicated morning talk show Live With Regis and Kelly that his last day on the Disney-ABC program will be Nov. 18. The 80-year-old had announced back in January that his was retiring from Live after 28 years. As for his replacement, producer Michael Gelman said during the show this morning that there is no short list of candidates, and a guest-host rotation will continue until a permanent host is found.
– ABC today revealed that Katie Couric’s first news assignment at her new home will air tonight on Nightline, when the former CBS News anchor interviews Sarah Jessica Parker ahead of the actress’ upcoming feature I Don’t Know How She Does It. Sure, these are the types of guests Couric will nab for her upcoming ABC talk show, but it’s a curious debut for her owing to her much-publicized negotiations with potential suitors that centered on her insisting she stay close to hard news, like covering the 2012 presidential elections.
EXCLUSIVE: Regis Philbin surprised the TV world with his announcement yesterday morning that he will be leaving Live with Regis and Kelly later this year. Well, it shouldn’t be inconceivable for someone pushing 80 to consider retirement, but the …