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After successful hip-replacement surgery, Regis Philbin will return to Live with Regis and Kelly on Jan. 4.

Regis Philbin taking leave of absence for hip surgery

The TV personality and morning show host took a leave of absence from Live in late November.  Philbin, 78, will rejoin co-host Kelly Ripa with guests including Amy Adams, Gabourey Sidibe, Tim Allen and Chris Meloni scheduled for his first week back.

Are you excited for Regis' return?