People: Dec. 10, 2001

SO, ABC--IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER?

Who wants to be tossed aside like an old Gucci loafer? Certainly not REGIS PHILBIN. The host of ABC's Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, a monster hit for two years but now dropping in the ratings, was shocked, shocked when ABC execs would not confirm or deny that the show would be on the network's schedule next fall. Reege, who not long ago joked that he was the man who had saved ABC, now has to face the possibility that his prime-time showcase will be canceled. Or that he might be replaced. On his...