Huckabee to debut new show on Fox News Channel

Former Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee announced on his Web site that he has a new show debuting 8 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday on the Fox News Channel.

The show is simply titled “Huckabee,” he said.

“I’m sure the name will make it easy for all of you to find it,” Huckabee wrote on his political action committee’s blog.

Fox News Channel spokesman Richard White said that Huckabee’s new show would air on the channel but referred all questions about the show to Huckabee’s agent.

Sarah Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor’s daughter and head of his political action committee, said the same show will air both nights. She said his guest on the show will be Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the conservative co-host of ABC’s “The View.”

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Huckabee, who dropped of the race for the Republican presidential nomination in March, joined Fox in June as a political commentator and has been working with the cable channel on a television show.

Huckabee left the presidential race after John McCain won enough delegates to secure the party’s nomination. The ordained Baptist minister was a regular on late-night talk shows during his campaign.

Since exiting the race, Huckabee has started a political action committee to raise money for other Republicans and is writing a book about his failed presidential bid. That book is scheduled to be released in November.