After sharing heartfelt memories of Regis Philbin this week, "Live with Kelly and Ryan" will honor the late television legend on Friday by airing an updated version of Philbin's 2011 farewell show.
Hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest announced that "Live" will look back on the Emmy-winning "Regis Farewell Celebration Special" episode from Nov. 18, 2011.
The special send-off celebrates Philbin's nearly three decades on "Live" and features favorite guests, musical tributes and Philbin's reflections on his years with the iconic morning program. Also, this week, "Live" has been sharing additional memories and favorite moments on the show's social and digital platforms.
Philbin hosted the "Live" morning show with Kathie Lee Gifford when it was nationally syndicated in 1988. The show became "Live! with Regis and Kelly" after Gifford left in 2001.
Philbin died on July 24 at the age of 88.
On Monday, Ripa and Seacrest remembered Philbin as "the ultimate class act," but also as their dear friend and a member of the family.
"He would talk to them like they were adults and my kids they responded to that in a way that was so they just worshiped him," said Ripa. "Regis is one the people who we all believed I think would somehow figure out a way around the inevitable."
"Live with Kelly and Ryan" airs at 9 a.m. weekdays on ABC.