The Test (TV series)

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The Test
The Test series logo.jpg
Genre Talk show
Presented by Kirk Fox
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 118
Executive producer(s)
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Stage 29 Productions
Distributor CBS Television Distribution
Original network Syndication
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release September 9, 2013 (2013-09-09) – May 2014 (2014-05)

The Test is an American conflict resolution talk show that premiered on September 9, 2013,[1] and aired on syndication.[2] Hosted by Kirk Fox, The Test handles a variety of tests such as polygraph, DNA, and pregnancy.[3][4][5] It resolves conflicts that are present between families, friends or various people.[2][6]


The series was revealed on January 9, 2013, when it was sold into 56% of the country.[7][8] By April 2013, The Test was sold in over 90% of the country with Tribune Broadcasting's 17 owned stations serving as the series' anchor group in major markets.[9][10][11]

On April 1, 2014, it was announced that The Test had been canceled.[12]


  1. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (September 9, 2013). "'The Test' Host Kirk Fox, EP Jay McGraw Preview Talk Show, Reveal Celebrity Guests". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ a b ""The Test" Premieres September 9th with a Week of Lively and Exciting Shows Highlighted by a Back-to-Back Dina and Michael Lohan Exclusive". The Futon Critic (Press release). CBS Television Distribution. September 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Lamar Odom's Alleged Mistress Put to 'The Test'". Entertainment Tonight. September 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ Alex Ben Block (January 9, 2013). "Conflict Talk Show 'The Test' Launches in the Fall". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  5. ^ Stelter, Brian (January 29, 2013). "'The Test' Will Join Television Talk Shows". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Downey, Kevin (August 29, 2013). "'The Test' Ready For Its Big Syndication Test". TV News Check. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 9, 2013). "It's Official: CBS TV Distribution's 'The Test' A Go For Fall, Clearance At 56% of U.S.". Deadline Hollywood. 
  8. ^ "CBS Television Distribution Sells Daytime Talk Show "The Test" Into 56% of the Country". The Futon Critic (Press release). CBS Television Distribution. January 9, 2013. 
  9. ^ Albiniak, Paige (April 22, 2013). "Ciano to Executive Produce CTD's 'The Test'". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  10. ^ Alex Ben Block (April 22, 2013). "'The Test' Names Patricia Ciano Executive Producer". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  11. ^ Marechal, AJ (April 22, 2013). "Patricia Ciano to Exec Produce 'The Test'". Variety. 
  12. ^ Alex Ben Block (April 1, 2014). "Daytime Talk Shows Trisha Goddard and 'The Test' Canceled". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 

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