Television personality Regis Philbin participates in a FOX Sports 1 press event to launch the new show he will co-host called the “Crowd Goes W!ld”, on Monday, July 15, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK (AP) — Regis Philbin’s new colleagues were tapping away on their smartphones Monday, tweeting about his new sports talk show, and he blurted out: “All I’ve got is a bottle of water.”
“Crowd Goes Wild” premieres next month with the launch of cable channel Fox Sports 1, and befitting a program debuting in 2013, it will weave back-and-forths with viewers into the broadcast. Producers even hired a social media correspondent.
And hosting all this is Philbin, who turns 82 six days after the premiere.
Executive producer Michael Davies, who worked with Philbin on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” insists the octogenarian fits in just fine with a company known for attracting younger audiences.
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