Regis Philbin will receive the Legend Award at this year's TV Land Awards, the cable network announced Monday.
The Legend Award is given to an entertainer or TV show that has stood the test of time and ranks among the most celebrated in entertainment history. Previous winners include Garry Marshall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Don Rickles.
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Regis Philbin plans to leave the daytime talk show he's co-hosted for 28 years by fall.
At the start of Tuesday morning's show, Philbin, 79, told the Live with Regis and Kelly audience: "This will be my last year on this show."