Jeopardy to Fill Katie’s Slot in Four Major Markets


The failure of Katie Couric's talk show is a win for a long-running game show. According to Broadcasting & Cable, Jeopardy will take Katie's time slot at WABC New York, KABC Los Angeles, WPVI Philadelphia and WTVD Raleigh-Durham. Reportedly, Jeopardy will be paired with another syndicated favorite, Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

While that new one-hour game block may not necessarily run at 3 p.m., where it would literally replace Katie, it will help ABC fill the daytime programming hole that Katie is leaving and at much less cost. ABC had no comment about the changes, other than to say that its stations’ fall schedules have not yet been finalized.

Would Regis Philbin Return to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?


Could Regis Philbin return to Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? now that Meredith Vieira has decided to leave the long-running syndicated game show? According to The Huffington Post, when asked if he would entertain the possibility, Reege replied:
"I do feel that I’m not doing everything I should," he admitted. "I’m not accomplishing anything."

Meredith Vieira to Exit ‘Millionaire’


After 11 years of hosting Who Wants To Be a MillionaireMeredith Vieira will vacate her duties on the popular, syndicated game show. The View's former moderator and ex-Today show host will continue on with the show until the end of the season when a new host will take over.

In a released statement, a Disney/ABC spokeswoman said:

It's the final year of Meredith's contract. She has chosen to move on and pursue other opportunities. We are searching for a new host.
 

Regis Philbin is Exploring Return to Primetime


Regis Philbin may have hung up his hat at Live With Regis and Kelly, but don’t count him out just yet. According to the New York Post, Philbin is exploring a primetime talent show.
“We’re contemplating a show that is sort of a talent show, but it involves the whole family,” Philbin told Page Six, adding, “a family competition, which is something new in our business. It’s going to be on prime time when it happens.”

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