Regis Philbin returns for Fox Sports talk show ‘Crowd Goes Wild’

Look out, “SportsCenter”: At age 81, Regis Philbin is back with a new show, and he’s not taking prisoners.

“Crowd Goes Wild” premieres next month on Fox Sports 1, the new cable network designed to compete with ESPN. And hosting the festivities will be none other than Philbin, former overseer of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” legendary morning-show co-host and perennial David Letterman punch line.

“I think we’re gonna have a little humor now and then,” Philbin told WSJ Live in an online interview.

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Producer Michael Davies -- who worked with Philbin on “Millionaire” -- said that the show will cover obvious topics such as the NFL, along with much-less-covered sports such as tennis -- a Philbin passion. He described “Crowd Goes Wild” as a “sports entertainment show,” not a sports news show, according to the Associated Press.


A big part of that entertainment, Davies added? Watching Philbin fumble with social media.

“Crowd Goes Wild” will premiere Aug. 19.

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