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Fox O&Os to Air Test Run of ‘Huckabee Show’

Jun 30, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Fox-owned TV stations will air a six-week preview of Twentieth Television’s “The Huckabee Show,” a daily talk show hosted by former Arkansas Gov. and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Twentieth Television President Greg Meidel and Fox Television Stations Senior VP of Programming Frank Cicha.

The show will be tested in seven local markets, including New York, Dallas and Boston, the companies announced. The test is scheduled to begin Monday, July 26.

“Gov. Huckabee is a dynamic figure with a loyal fan base, and we are thrilled to be working with him on this program,” Meidel said.

The hour-long talk show will address current issues and feature political and cultural figures.

Cicha added, “We’re always looking for topical programs helmed by distinctive personalities that can pair well with news. Gov. Huckabee has a good command of key issues of the day and will be a unique voice for daytime television.”

The program will be presented on the Fox-owned stations in the following markets (all times are local and subject to change): WNYW, New York (noon); KDFW, Dallas/Fort Worth (1 p.m.); WFXT, Boston (10 a.m.); WAGA, Atlanta (1 p.m.); WJBK, Detroit (noon); WTVT, Tampa (11 a.m.); and KMSP, Minneapolis/St. Paul (10 a.m.).

Added Huckabee, “Our goal is common sense and common ground in an uncommonly entertaining way.”

“The Huckabee Show” will be taped in New York in front of a live studio audience. Huckabee will continue to host his FNC weekend program, “Huckabee.”

Prior to becoming the 44th governor of Arkansas–a position that earned Huckabee recognition from Time magazine as one of the five best governors in America–Huckabee spent a significant part of his early adult life as a pastor and denominational leader. 

10 Comments

  1. Congratulations Gov. Huckabee!
    The Huckabee TV Show really rocks. His hit TV show has won every single Nielsen TV #1 rating in 2010 except just for one week during the Winter Olympics. Huckabee’s popularity is skyrocketing up at a phenomenal pace.
    Mike Huckabee Fans are not concentrated to one area either. There are 50 States of Huckabee Fans that span more than 550 Counties nationwide, the Gigantic network is expanding into every corner of the world day after day.
    Check it out for yourself, just google 3 words: Huckabee Fan Club
    Looking foward to see Huckabee star in movies next. His ability to communicate and dazzle the audience with his humor is 2nd to none. He is the undisputted World’s Best Communicator!
    Governor Huckabee is also a talented bass guitar player who has opened up for several major rock bands. Can’t wait to see Mike Huckabee fill in as Bass player for British Rock Band U2 the next time they have a concert in New York City!

  2. #1 in what?

  3. good luck! seven local markets including NYC, Boston, Detroit, Minneapolis and Detroit… is 20th trying to ensure his 2012 failure? good luck finding a major fanbase…. check the 2008 primary results.

  4. Joe, Huckabee’s show on cable already aggregates 3.0 million viewers on the weekend. Check the ratings. They are syndicating him because he is no. 1 show on weekend cable

  5. How much do “they” (FOX? Huckabee? the GOP?
    Roger Ailes? Rupert Murdoch?) pay you to post this outrageous garbage not backed by any actual facts?

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