It hasn’t even been two weeks since REGIS PHILBIN left “Live! With Regis and Kelly”, and he’s already working on setting up his next gig.

He tells the “New York Post”, quote, “We’re contemplating a [primetime] show that is sort of a talent show, but it involves the whole family . . . a family competition, which is something new in our business.”

I like the way this sounds!

Regis hosted the first season of “America’s Got Talent” in 2006.  It’s unclear what role he’d have on this new show.

Generally speaking, Regis says he’s interested in something LIKE a variety show . . . only not a “variety show.”

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

By the way, Regis also confirms that contract issues were one of the things that contributed to his decision to leave “Live! With Regis and Kelly”.

He says, quote, “It wasn’t that ABC didn’t try to negotiate with me.  [But] as it happens in this business, sometimes you don’t really like the terms so you just walk away with that in mind.”


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