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Regis Philbin has been working in television for half a century. He's been co-hosting his current weekday talk show for 23 years.
His last day of hosting Live with Regis & Kelly is Friday (9 a.m., Ch. 13). But first, he's profiled in Thursday's special edition of 20/20 (7 p.m., ABC.Ch. 4).
Katie Couric spends time with Reege; he talks about his life and career; it's all very nostalgic.
Philbin is an original. His career is remarkable. He deserves all the fond farewells he gets.
Elsewhere on TV ...
The Big Bang Theory (7 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): Comic book store-owner Stuart asks Amy out on a date.
Community (7 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): The study group is asked to star in a commercial for the college.
The X Factor (7 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): Another hopeful is voted out.
Women's college volleyball (7 p.m., BYUtv): Gonzaga at BYU
Parks and Recreation (7:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Leslie uses her new tourist attraction to spend more time with Ben.
Person of Interest (8 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The latest person of interest has connections to Cold War Soviet espionage circles.
The Office (8 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Andy tries to motivate the team by taking them to Gettysburg.
Private Practice (8 and 9 p.m., ABC/Ch. 4): In back-to-back episodes, the doctors stage an intervention for Amelia; Addison collapses during fertility treatments.
Bones (8 p.m., Fox/Ch. 13): The remains of a murdered toy-company executive are found packaged with a Prince Charming doll.
Whitney (8:30 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): Whitney and Alex decide to adopt a dog.
The Mentalist (9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2): The team looks for a cop killer.
Prime Suspect (9 p.m., NBC/Ch. 5): A young girl's parents are murdered.
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (11 p.m., FX): Mac tells a priest that he got fat because of his friends.
Burn Notice (11 p.m., USA): Michael leads a CIA rescue mission.