Fox Stations Set New Morning Show

Jul 18, 2006  •  Post A Comment

The Fox Television Stations group is going to try once again to create a broad-based morning show.

The Fox stations and Twentieth Television announced Tuesday that they will launch a live one-hour show originating at 9 a.m. (ET) weekdays from New York in January on the 25 Fox-owned and -affiliated stations, which reach nearly 44 percent of the TV homes in the country.

It will be hosted by Mike Jerrick and Juliet Huddy of the Fox News Channel’s live studio afternoon show, “DaySide.” The pair will stop hosting “DaySide” this fall.

The content will be entertainment and general-interest programming.

A previous attempt to forge a Fox syndicated national morning base started in 1996 with the launch of “Fox After Breakfast” on the Fox-owned stations and ended a year later with the launch of the ill-fated “The Vicki Lawrence Show.”

“The timing is perfect for us to launch this program as the morning news blocks on our Fox stations are stronger than they’ve ever been,” Fox Television Stations CEO Jack Abernethy said in the announcement.

“The stations are thrilled about this program as it furthers our strategy of creating original talk and news blocks in the mid-morning,” Fox Television Stations President of Operations Dennis Swanson said.