April 12, 2013 |
Kelly Ripa and Regis Philbin of "Live! With Regis and Kelly" haven't kept in touch. Philbin retired from the show in November 2011 after hosting the talker since 1988, first with Kathie Lee Gifford. Ripa replaced Gifford in 2001, and when it was announced that Philbin would also be bidding the show adieu , Ripa did test-runs with various co-host contenders before ultimately settling on former NFL star Michael Strahan in September 2012. The announcement was made to quite a bit of fanfare, since Strahan was one of 50 guest hosts who had stopped by "Live!"
February 7, 2013 |
After the coffee. Before deleting my Twitter Vine app. The Skinny: I think the producers of "Smash" should watch "Nashville" to learn how to produce a musical drama. I'm even starting to get into country music. Thursday's stories include Time Warner's plans to increase original programming on the Turner networks and CBS's concerns about revealing costumes during Sunday's Grammy Awards. Daily Dose: Satellite broadcaster Dish Network has struck a deal with Fox Sports to carry the latter's San Diego regional cable channel, which is home to the Padres.
September 19, 2012 |
When Regis Philbin left his co-host role on "Live! With Regis and Kelly" last November, he said he wasn't retiring. And he wasn't kidding. Nearly a year after Regis stopped being a regular presence on our TV screens, the man is back with a new gig. He'll be appearing one day a month as a special guest on "Rachael Ray. " In an interview with USA Today , Regis was quick to emphasize that he's not going to be a co-host. "I'm just a guy showing up on her show once a month. " No matter what he's called, he's still the Guinness world-record holder for most hours on U.S. television.
September 18, 2012 |
After the coffee. Before once again ignoring the launch of a new iPhone. The Skinny: I'm starting my list for things to atone for next week and I fear I'll run out of paper. Well, at least I don't have to atone for this column yet. Tuesday's headlines include a nonprofit's plans to archive TV newscasts, more legal problems for News International and a look at what's going on at "Today" since Ann Curry left. Daily Dose: Netflix is getting a new look for iPhones and iPod Touch.
August 22, 2012 |
Michael Strahan, the former New York Giants defensive end who's reportedly set to join Kelly Ripa as the permanent replacement for Regis Philbin on "Live!" on Sept. 4, beat out many other fill-in hosts for the gig, including Seth Meyers and Josh Groban. Strahan may hold the record for most sacks in a single season and sport a Super Bowl ring on his finger, but surely his athletic ability didn't land him in the co-host's seat. He already has regular gigs on "Fox NFL Sunday" and Spike TV's "Pros vs. Joes.
August 22, 2012
It's hard to imagine anyone more different from Regis Philbin than Michael Strahan, the hulking, gap-toothed, 40-year-old former defensive end for the New York Giants. But after months of speculation and a rotating cast of temporary "Live!" guest hosts, Strahan has emerged as the clear favorite to fill the void left by the 80-year-old Philbin when he retired last November from the morning show. Strahan would become the co-host with Kelly Ripa. On Monday, ABC-Disney Domestic Television, producers of the syndicated talk show, announced that a permanent replacement had finally been selected and would be unveiled live on the air Sept.