Regis Philbin is coming out of retirement to join Fox. Philbin will be hosting “Crowd Goes Wild,” which will air on Fox Sports 1. The show will be a daily live show that will include a panel led by Philbin.
“We’ve got a nice little panel of people together, a lot of friends,” Philbin said. “And if a celebrity like George Clooney comes to town with a movie, we’ll play clips from his movie—but we’ll also talk to George, who grew up in Cincinnati, about his sports roots, like if he’s still a big Reds fan.”
Philbin left his post as cohost on “Live With Regis and Kelly” in 2011, after more than 20 years. At the time, it seemed as though the TV mogul would finally be retiring. But, the 81-year-old says he’s happy to enter the sports world.
“I’m happy to be part of sports TV,” he said. “If you look at the ratings, that’s what’s on top. Sports is the biggest hit TV has these days. It’s all there on the field, pal.”
“Crowd Goes Wild” will air daily at 5pm. The roundtable will feature five others, who have yet to be announced. However, Philbin revealed on panelist will be a former NFL-er.