We caught up with Father Albert Cutié, a former Roman Catholic priest who is set to launch his own talk show, “Father Albert,” July 11 on FOX.
Q: What time is your alarm set for?
A: Between 6 and 6:30 a.m.
Q: Are you the pop-out-of-bed type?
A: Usually, I have no choice; I gotta drive my [teenage stepson] to school.
Q: Any morning rituals?
A: A time of quiet prayer, then some exercise, read the newspaper with a cup of coffee, and then my wife and I play with our 6-month-old daughter for a little while.
Q: Coffee? Papers?
A: USA Today and The New York Times, and always a black coffee — except during Lent, when I usually replace it with green tea or water.
Q: What time do you arrive at work?
A: Now that I live in Manhattan to film my new show, I wake up at 6:30, and I’m at the studio by 9 a.m. for a pre-production meeting with my executive producer.
Q: What’s your typical breakfast?
A: Two eggs over medium, with dry whole-wheat toast and a coffee.
Q: What’s your favorite guilty-pleasure breakfast?
A: Same thing, but add sausage, grits or a bran muffin.
Q: How do you unwind on weekend mornings?
A: I really love going out to breakfast with my wife and kids on Saturdays.