Craig Kilborn is making a return to television after a six-year hiatus. “The Kilborn File” will debut this summer on Fox O&Os in seven markets.
The new half-hour show, which is set for a six-week run. It will feature Kilborn’s humorous and opinionated take on pop culture and current events. Celebrities and human interest guests will join him for signature segments, such as the rapid-fire “5 Questions” and a rotating “Power Panel” that will weigh-in on the day’s big issues, as well as a cavalcade of all-new Kilborn-branded comedy that will debut throughout the series.
“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. We are very excited to bring a talent like Craig Kilborn back to television,” said Greg Meidel, President, Twentieth Television.
Premiering June 28, 2010, “The Kilborn File,” will be presented on the Fox Television Stations in the following markets (all times local): New York (7 PM), Los Angeles (6:30 PM), Philadelphia (7 PM), Boston (7 PM), Phoenix (10:30 PM), Austin (10 PM) and Detroit (7:30 PM).
“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, SVP of Programming, Fox Television Stations.
“Mom, I’m home,” said Kilborn of his return to TV. “The last few years of triathlons and charity work have been fulfilling, but fulfillment is overrated. Let’s get it on.”
“The Kilborn File,” produced by Twentieth Television, will be executive produced by Craig Kilborn and co-executive produced by Michael Dugan. Lon Rosen, of Lagardere Unlimited, negotiated the deal and will serve as a producer.