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Craig Kilborn: the return

TV host Craig Kilborn makes his return to

TV host Craig Kilborn makes his return to television with the debut of "The Kilborn File" (2010) Credit: Courtesy of "20th TV" Photo Credit: Courtesy of "20th TV"/

  Remember "Craigers," AKA Craig Kilborn? Replaced by Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show," he went to CBS "Late Late Show" and was later replaced there by Craig Ferguson. He disappeared years ago back to the wilds of Montana from whence he came, never apparently to be heard from again. 

  Well, wrong-o. He's about to be heard from again. Fox just signed him to  a syndicated station deal. But let the press release tell you all about it:

“The Kilborn File,” a new half-hour program featuring comedian and talk show host
Craig Kilborn, will debut this summer for a six-week run on the Fox Television
Stations. The announcement was made by Greg Meidel, President, Twentieth Television
and Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming, Fox Television Stations.

The program, which marks a return to television for Kilborn after a six-year hiatus,
will feature the host’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.

Meidel stated: “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.”

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).

Cicha added: “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.”

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