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Regis Approaches Another TV Veteran--Who's Also Ending a Long Run on a Show--About Possibly Working Together THR

Regis Philbin is ending his run on “Live With Regis and Kelly,” but he’s not ready to retire, says another TV veteran who reports that Philbin talked with her about possibly working together, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mary Hart, who’s leaving “Entertainment Tonight,” talked about her conversation with Philbin during an appearance today at NATPE in Miami Beach.

“Regis doesn’t want to use the R word--retirement--and neither do I,” Hart said. Philbin also mentioned their meeting during his own NATPE appearance.

Hart and Philbin were both honored Tuesday night during the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards, and they both say during that event they had a conversation about working together. Beyond that, they’re not providing many details. But they did work together before--in 1981, on a short-lived talk show, the story reports.