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Tuesday
Mar052013

Regis Philbin Announces New Sports TV Show

Brad Barket/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Regis Philbin is returning to TV.

The longtime daytime talk show host revealed his upcoming TV plans on Monday's The View, where the iconic 80-year-old TV personality was there to welcome Barbara Walters back to the show after her bout with chickenpox and a concussion.

"Fox is starting a sports channel. Everybody is starting a sports channel now, you know, where there's nothing but 24 hours of sports," Philbin said. "Regis is going to have a show on that."

Philbin previously hosted ABC's Live! with Regis and Kelly since 1983, when it launched as a local New York City program under a different title. He shared hosting duties with Kathie Lee Gifford for 15 years before Kelly Ripa replaced her in 2001. Philbin left the show in November 2011.

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