A few more tidbits about Craig Kilborn's new project have emerged. According to TheWrap.com, the forthcoming show, which will be syndicated to Fox stations, will be called "The Kilborn File," and will feature "the host giving his sardonic take on the day's pop culture mishaps and current events. It will also boast a rotating panel of celebrity guests and the '5 Questions' shtick he popularized during his five year stint as host of CBS' 'Late Late Show.'"
"Mom, I'm home," Kilborn said in a statement. "The last few years of triathlons and charity work have been fulfilling, but fulfillment is overrated. Let's get it on."
The program will start a six-week trial run on seven stations beginning on June 28. A report in Broadcasting & Cable says "The Kilborn File"'s test markets are New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Phoenix, Austin and Detroit. "In all markets except Phoenix and Austin, the show will air in prime access [6:30, 7 or 7:30 PM]. In Phoenix and Austin, it will air at 10:30 PM and 10 PM, respectively."
Presumably, "The Kilborn File" will have some kind of an Internet presence, but it would be nice if some Talk Show News readers in cities where the show will be airing could watch on June 28 and report back. (My local Fox station is an affiliate, not owned & operated by Fox, so we won't be getting the show in my area.)
"Delivering topical, sharp, witty humor is Craig Kilborn’s specialty and we are thrilled that he will place his unique comedy stamp on the talk show format when he premieres this summer on select Fox Television Stations,” said Greg Meidel, president of Twentieth Television.
"We’ve been looking for the right opportunity to do a program like this for some time, so we didn’t hesitate when Craig approached us with the idea for this show – a half hour, first run, day-and-date program that can run in multiple dayparts and is compatible with both news and comedy,” said Frank Cicha, FTS’ senior VP of programming.