Thursday, November 26, 2009

Philbin subbing for Vieira on game show

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Regis Philbin's pending hip replacement surgery is not slowing him down.

The "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" host will sit in for Meredith Vieira, host of the syndicated version of the game show, during a weeklong guest stint from November 30 through December 4.

Philbin taped the shows earlier this month, before his Monday announcement on "Live with Regis and Kelly" that he will undergo surgery next week.

This marks the first time Philbin, the host of ABC's primetime "Millionaire," has hosted the weekday editions of the show.

During Philbin's "Millionaire" episodes, "Live" executive producer Michael Gelman will serve as the expert for the "Ask the Expert" lifeline.

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