is already talking future plans to the New York Post: it sounds like he’s got a primetime project in the works that would blend “Family Feud” and “American Idol.”
Philbin has reportedly formed his own production company and is “contemplating…sort of a talent show, but it involves the whole family.”
Philbin’s loyal fans will watch anything to see him, and a family-oriented show in a primetime slot feels like a slam dunk in terms of getting them excited about him again.
The only question is: where would it go?
Since Fox now has “American Idol,” “So You Think You Can Dance” and “X Factor,” it’s unlikely to bite. NBC has “The Voice,” “The Sing-Off” and “America’s Got Talent” (and may soon be giving that show another big budget chunk if Howard Stern does become a new judge).
Though Philbin’s new show could find a home on either network’s summer grid, it’s more likely ABC — which currently has no talent competitions — or CBS, which recently took a chance on Paula Abdul’s failed dancing show, will take a look.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Neil Patrick Harris slides into the co-host seat on “LIVE! With Kelly” today.
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