Regis Already Planning New Show

Forget retirement, the 80-year-old TV staple is prepping a new talent show concept.

By Eric Alt
|  Monday, Nov 28, 2011  |  Updated 10:47 AM CDT
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Regis Philbin chats with members of the press about his last day on

Regis Philbin chats with members of the press about his last day on "Live!" Find out what he has planned and if he will do anything differently as he gets ready for the last show. Kelly Ripa also reveals what she is looking for in the new host that will take Regis' place.

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Retirement? Regis Philbin doesn't know the meaning of the word.

Just days after ending his legendary run as host of ABC's "Live! With Regis and Kelly," the 80-year-old is already moving on to his next TV venture. In an interview with The New York Post's Page Six, Philbin talks about a new talent show concept he's working on alongside former "Live! With Regis and Kathie Lee" director Barry Glazer.

“We’re contemplating a show that is sort of a talent show, but it involves the whole family,” Philbin says. He goes on to describe the potential show as “a family competition, which is something new in our business.”

“[An] entertainment type of show would appeal to me,” Philbin continued. “In our business you don’t want to say 'variety' because it’s frowned upon now, but something with people who are performing.”

Philbin claims that, despite the rumors, he never intended to leave show business following his decision to step down from the daily grind of "Live!," and quipped that he's "not retired yet. I'm just moving on."

A television talent contest wouldn't be new to Philbin, who hosted the inaugural season of NBC's "America's Got Talent."

Selected Reading: The Hollywood Reporter, New York Post, MSNBC

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