Twentieth Television, News Corp’s syndication unit, is giving Mike Huckabee a six-week trial period as a weekday talk show host. Huckabee will continue to host his weekend “Huckabee” program on Fox News.
Huckabee — former Governor of Arkansas and Republican Presidential candidate — will begin airing “The Huckabee Show” July 26 at 12 PM. It will be taped in New York in front of a studio audience.
The show will feature Huckabee’s take on politics and culture, according to the NY Post, and will air on several Fox affiliates nationwide.
“Governor Huckabee is a dynamic figure with a loyal fan base and we are thrilled to be working with him on this program,” Twentieth Television president Greg Meidel said.
“The Fox News chief Roger Ailes is also the chairman of Fox Television Stations and chairman of Twentieth Television,” the New York Times’ Brian Stelter notes.
If the trial is successful, “The Huckabee Show” could become a syndicated talk program. Twentieth offered Wendy Williams a six-week trial period in 2008, which resulted in Williams’ own syndicated talk show, “The Wendy Williams Show,” which began to air daily on Fox in July 2009.