Mike Huckabee will host a TV talk show from the Nashville area starting Oct. 7 on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and his premier episode will feature a taped interview with President Trump.
The show will be filmed Friday evenings and air Saturday at 7 p.m. Central Time with a repeat broadcast Sunday at the same time.
The former Republican governor of Arkansas and two-time presidential candidate previously had a show on Fox News from 2008 to 2015. His new show is essentially a continuation of his old one and will also simply be called “Huckabee.”
The show will be filmed before a live studio audience at Trinity Music Center in Hendersonville.
Huckabee had hoped to return to Fox News after his unsuccessful 2016 presidential run, but the channel had made other plans, according to Variety. However, he is still a Fox News contributor.
Known for his folksy style, Huckabee is especially popular among conservative evangelicals. He was a Southern Baptist pastor before getting involved in politics. His daughter, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, is currently the White House press secretary.
On the TBN website, Huckabee says his show will be “a place where we talk to newsmakers and celebrities in a civil and respectful manner, as well as introduce America to some not-so-famous people whose stories remind us that the greatness of our nation is about the people who love God, raise their families, and serve their neighbors.”
Huckabee told The Atlantic he believes “there’s a real hunger for television programming that is wholesome. Not necessarily overtly religious—people don’t necessarily want to watch all-day preaching or teaching—but they also want to be entertained in a way that does not insult them as individuals.”
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