Craig Kilborn's new show to debut June 28
Craig Kilborn's new early evening, half-hour talk show has a title and will make its debut in seven major markets starting June 28.
"The Kilborn File" will launch on several Fox-owned television stations including outlets in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Detroit and Boston. It is being produced and distributed by News Corp.'s 20th Television, which is expected to unveil more details on the show later Wednesday. News of the show was first reported by Showtracker earlier this month.
Kilborn, who first came to prominence on ESPN's "Sports Center" before moving to Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" and then CBS' "Late Late Show," has been away from the small screen for several years.
If Kilborn's show generates some ratings, then 20th Television will look to sell it to other stations across the country.
Most of the Fox-owned stations that are carrying "The Kilborn File" are running it between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., an unusual time slot for a talk show. Typically, the Fox stations carry reruns of situation comedies in the early evening.
-- Joe Flint