Huckabee Hops to Fox Stations for Summer Test

Mike Huckabee -- former governor of
Arkansas, Republican presidential candidate and popular collaborator to various
news programs -- is getting a shot at his own talker. News Corp.-owned Twentieth
Television will test a talk show, hosted by Huckabee, for six weeks in seven
markets starting on Monday, July 26. 

Huckabee Show
, an hour-long strip, will be taped
in New York in front of a live studio audience. Huckabee will continue to host his
eponymous weekend program, Huckabee, on Fox News Channel.

program will air on Fox-owned stations in the following markets: WNYW New
York  at 12:00 p.m.; KDFW Dallas/Fort Worth at 1 p.m.; WFXT Boston at 10:00
a.m.; WAGA Atlanta at 1:00 p.m.; WJBK Detroit at 12:00 p.m.; WTVT Tampa at
11:00 a.m.; and KMSP Minneapolis/St. Paul at 10:00 a.m. 

always looking for topical programs helmed by distinctive personalities that
can pair well with news," said Frank Cicha, SVP of programming for Fox
Television Stations, in a statement.

Twentieth and Fox TV stations are currently running a six-week test of The
Kilborn File
, which also is airing in seven markets.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for more than 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for The Global Entertainment Marketing Academy of Arts & Sciences (G.E.M.A.). She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997 - September 2002.