|Presented by||Mike Huckabee|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||191 (Fox run)
18 (TBN run)
(list of episodes)
|Location(s)||New York City
(Trinity Music City)
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original network||Fox News Channel (2008-2015)
Trinity Broadcasting Network (2017-present)
|Original release||September 27, 2008 - January 3, 2015
October 7, 2017 -
Huckabee, formerly on Fox News, is a TV political commentary program on TBN hosted by former Republican Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. It premiered on Fox News on September 27, 2008. The TBN incarnation premiered on October 7, 2017.
It was announced on January 3, 2015 that Huckabee would step down from hosting Huckabee to make a possible run in the 2016 presidential election; however, he said he would not make a decision until Spring 2015.
Barring pre-emption, new episodes of Huckabee regularly aired on Saturdays at 8 PM ET. Repeats were shown on the following Sunday (the next day) at 3 AM, 8 PM and 11 PM ET.
At Fox the show was shot before a live studio audience. Huckabee started with an opening monologue discussing issues of the day, then opened the floor to field several questions from the audience. The show also featured one or more guests as well as a panel of commentators. Huckabee expects the same format to continue on TBN.
Huckabee maintains a genial style as host and speaker, "markedly less combative" than other commentators on the Fox network. Tonal differences aside, he believes the show's conservative political content is harmonious with other Fox hosts past and present such as Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity and Bill O'Reilly, saying "I'm certainly on the same ideological spectrum" as them. The programs concluded with a "house band" (named The Little Rockers; the name is a play on the Arkansas state capital where Huckabee once served) consisting of several Fox News staff performing a song, often featuring a well-known entertainer as the lead. Band members include host Huckabee on bass guitar, chief religious correspondent Lauren Green on keyboards, M and J Show video editor Dave Colonna on lead guitar, lighting technician Adrian Sharkey on vocals and guitar, M and J Show writer Bob Higgins on guitar, Fox News Edge PA Elizabeth Tucker on backup vocals, and final cut craft editor Dominic Salvatore on drums.
In some instances, the final segment featured Huckabee answering questions from e-mails or from the live studio audience.
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