Mike Huckabee Talks Syndicated Show as Bob Barker ‘Comes On Down’

By Alex Weprin Comment

Huckabee072610.jpg Former Arkansas Governor and current Fox News Channel host Mike Huckabee previews his new eponymous syndicated television show to Richard Huff at the New York Daily News.

Huckabee says his show will be slightly less political than his FNC program, though he won’t shy away from tackling the issues of the day. His show will also be markedly different than most of thr other daytime programming out there:

“I probably won’t hit anyone,” Huckabee says. “I’m pretty sure of that. I have to be who I am. I can’t throw chairs. I’m not going to do a show on my mother slept with my stepson. That’s just not who I am. If it doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. I’m just willing to bet there are a whole lot of people across the country who will find themselves comfortable with this show.”

One thing not mentioned in the Daily News: TVNewser hears that former “Price is Right” host Bob Barker has signed on to serve as a guest co-host for some of Huckabee’s syndicated shows. They will mark the first time that Barker has hosted a television program since leaving the classic CBS game show.

“The Huckabee Show” is being tested out on a handful of Fox owned and operated stations this Summer. If it does well enough in the ratings, the company may expand its distribution.