EXCLUSIVE: Regis Philbin returns to TV as guest co-host on Hallmark Channel's 'Home & Family'


Regis Philbin is heading back to daytime!

The Hollywood legend will be joining Home & Family on Hallmark Channel for a full week of shows from Jan. 9 to Jan. 13, as a special guest star -- his first hosting stint on national television since leaving Live with Regis and Kelly in 2011. Philbin has appeared alongside former co-host Kathie Lee Gifford on Today several times since leaving Live!

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According to the network, Philbin can be expected to participate in "all aspects of the show, from cooking in the kitchen, to playing games and DIYs."

Woody Fraser, executive producer of Home & Family, tells ET," Regis and I have been friends forever. What an honor to have him guest star on Home & Family for a whole week."

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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 11: Regis Philbin arrives for the 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on June 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 24: TV personality Regis Philbin enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on July 24, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 02: TV personality Regis Philbin enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on April 2, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 03: TV personality Regis Philbin enters the 'Late Show With David Letterman' taping at the Ed Sullivan Theater on January 3, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 31: Regis Philbin appears on 'The Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on January 31, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 17: Regis Philbin tells the Late Show audience that he was kissed on the lips by David Letterman when Letterman appeared earlier in the week on Philbin's show. Regis Philbin was Dave's guest on the Late Show with David Letterman on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by John P. Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 06: Television Personality Regis Philbin visits 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on October 6, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa on set during Regis Philbin's Final Show of 'Live! with Regis & Kelly' at the Live with Regis & Kelly Studio on November 18, 2011 in New York New York. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Regis Philbin on set during Regis Philbin's Final Show of 'Live! with Regis & Kelly' at the Live with Regis & Kelly Studio on November 18, 2011 in New York New York. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 18: Television Personality Regis Philbin visits 'Late Show With David Letterman' at the Ed Sullivan Theater on August 18, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
Regis Philbin signs a large poster copy of his TV Guide cover in which he is dressed as Major Nelson from 'I Dream of Jeannie' (Photo by Gregory Pace/FilmMagic)
Regis Philbin at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York City, New York (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
385178 07: Talk show host Regis Philbin and new co-host Kelly Ripa speak to the audience during a broadcast of 'Live with Regis and Kelly,' February 5, 2001 in New York City. Ripa, who is known for her role on ABC's soap opera 'All My Children' replaces Kathie Lee Gifford who left the show in July 2000. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Newsmakers)
07/28/00 New York City Kathie Lee Gifford's final performance on TV's 'Live with Regis & Kathie Lee' at ABC studios. Photo by Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Regis Philbin during Regis Philbin Signs His New Book 'I'm Only One Man' - September 12, 1995 at B. Dalton Bookstore in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Regis Philbin during Revlon's Unforgettable Women of 1990 at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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"I'm very excited to be joining Home & Family for a full week of shows," Philbin adds. "I think we're going to have a lot of fun. You should definitely tune in!"

Home & Family airs on the Hallmark channel daily at 10 a.m. ET/PT.

WATCH: Regis Philbin: I Haven't Spoken to Kelly Ripa Since I Left the Show

While he's stayed away from daytime, earlier this year, Philbin opened up about Ripa's co-host drama after Michael Strahan announced he was leaving Live! With Kelly and Michael.

See what the longtime TV host had to say in the video below.


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