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Is It Possible That Regis Philbin Is Being Replaced By…Kathie Lee Gifford?!?!?

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Live with Kathie and Kelly??? Not sure how we feel about that…

Earlier this week, Regis Philbin announced that his last day on Live With Regis and Kelly would be November 18, 2011.

Obviously, we've been very curious to hear who's going to replace him, and now we MAY have an answer…but probably not.

Here's what a source at ABC is saying about Reg's potential replacement:

"They would love to be able to tempt Kathie Lee back. It would be a huge TV event, returning to the show she started with Regis. Plus, at the end of the day, TV is all about ratings and no one that has filled in for Regis has generated anywhere near [the] ratings or buzz they had hoped."

And here's what a source at NBC had to say about it:

"The folks at Live! are desperately trying to reach the level of success that the 'Today' show has. Their ratings have not been good."

"Kathie is firmly under contract for NBC."

That may be true, but contracts HAVE been known to break from time to time. Just sayin'!

What do U think? Is there any chance that Kathie Lee could leave NBC to take over Regis' job on Live???

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8 comments to “Is It Possible That Regis Philbin Is Being Replaced By…Kathie Lee Gifford?!?!?”

  1. 1

    Yes, it is for "ratings." Look, I really like Kathie. but she is doing such a great job on today with Hoda. Let her stay there. I think Kelly and her would get into it and it wouldn't be fun…

  2. 2

    Why bring her back? Was good when she left.

  3. 3

    I don't believe this. Gelman has the say and he hates KL. This is never going to happen unless Gelman is demoted or leaves.

  4. 4

    I don't think the chemistry is right between those two. maybe for a show, but long term it would be terrible. I like kathie with hoda, they have great chemistry. In fact, give the show to Kathy and Hoda.

  5. 5

    I almost quit watching Regis because of Kathie Lee….and I don';t think Gelman likes her after all these years-or at least I don't think he wants to work with her again as they never had her back as a guest host in all this time.

  6. 6

    I don't know about those two. I think it will be a "BITCH FIGHT" between the two of them. I don't think it will go well at all. I think there could be "FIREWORKS". Maybe that's what the network wants for ratings.

  7. 7

    This is most likely a big publicity stunt because the show is going to go down the tubes when Regis leaves. Who is going to watch Kelly ? Kathie Lee isn't going anywhere. She has a contract with NBC and I'm sure that it can't be broken for something like this. I won't be watching the show when Regis is gone.

  8. 8

    KL & Gelman do not get along; he's the reason she left in the first place. Why would KL leave what she's got going now? Just a rumor, that's all this is….