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'Regis and Kelly' to Celebrate 'Regis Farewell Celebration Season'

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 23rd 2011 6:15PM
Regis PhilbinHow do you pay tribute to an icon like Regis Philbin? You give him a a three-month goodbye celebration.

Starting Sept. 5, 'Live! With Regis and Kelly' will celebrate Philbin with ongoing new segments for the "Regis Farewell Celebration Season."

Philbin will depart the series after 28 seasons (including the time it was called 'The Morning Show') in November.

Throughout the fall, 'Live' will spotlight Philbin's top moments and reminisce about classic memories. The trivia staple of 'Live' will be rebranded so to be nostalgia-based and the show will announce a new contest to reward long-time viewers.

Plus, some of Philbin's favorite guests will return to sit-down with the host for one last time. Also be on the look out for special messages from today's biggest stars.

On the guest front, so far Matt Damon, Stephen Moyer, Salma Hayek, Celine Dion, Jonah Hill, Seth Meyers, Gavin DeGraw, Taylor Lautner, James Marsden and Tom Selleck are booked for appearances this fall.

While there have been rumors, no official replacement for Philbin has been named.

Tell us: Will you miss Regis?


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Amy Toth

hi regis, i grew up watching u since i was a kid i would have love to see one of your shows live but i have chronic epilepsy since 1985 and dont know when the attacks pop up but i see ya every moring even with gillman there the funny guy kelly is great too i hope that u & joyce have wounderful trips & all the vactions u desiver over the years we will miss that humor & fun comments each morning i will miss ya & everyone else that watches ya u take care i luv ya & i will be watching every morning until that special day comes amy t from ky.

September 30 2011 at 7:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Regis, I have followed your show for years. Although you have had two great co-hosts, I will miss your enduring humor and charm that has reached out to me through the tube and online. Enjoy a well-deserved retirement and "do it your way".
Dianne-Hampton, VA

September 09 2011 at 2:33 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

hi regis i will miss you very much you are a very funny man i love joy also i wish you the best of luck on your retirement on the show but i know you will be doing something. best regards debbie bencivenga brooklyn ny

September 06 2011 at 2:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

i will miss you regis you are a very funny man i am sad so many things are changing on abc

September 06 2011 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

So many of us will feel a great loss, but wish our best to Regis. He is
such a joy to watch in the morning. We are going to new York for the
first time in September and are really trying to get tickets for
the show on September 15th. Would make our retirement trip over
the top. Will keep sending in post cards and hope for the best.

August 25 2011 at 12:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Love Regis and will miss him -- I've watched the show forever and have loved every minute of it. Wish he was staying!!

August 24 2011 at 4:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

When Regis comes on at 9am I feel all is right with the world.
He is just as wonderful in person.

August 24 2011 at 4:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I certainly will miss Regis. I don't think I will watch the show after her leaves.

August 24 2011 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Norm & Lois

Yes, we will miss Regis. How could we not? There is nobody that could possibly fill his shoes.. WE love him dearly.

August 24 2011 at 2:54 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

old bag! enough of him already and that anorexic Kelly.....

August 24 2011 at 2:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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