Fox 29’s The Q, hosted by Germantown native and Temple grad Quincy Harris, is going national for a four-week preview this summer, with seven cities around the country set to get a little brotherly love from the locally shot talk show.
Starting June 5, Fox television stations in New York City (WNYW), Los Angeles (KTTV), Atlanta (WAGA), Detroit (WJBK), Phoenix (KUTP), Minneapolis (WFTC), and Charlotte, N.C., (WMYT) will air The Q. Fox 29 will continue to air the show in its usual noon time slot, and it will continue to be shot at Fox 29 Studios in Old City, a release notes.
Harris announced The Q’s expansion via social media:
“This is a big deal for both our station and our city. It’s rare for a Philadelphia television show to have national exposure,” Fox 29 vice president and news director Jim Driscoll said of the expansion. “We’re hopeful for the continued success of The Q and very proud of what the team has accomplished.”
The show’s expanded preview comes less than a year after the debut of The Q, which started airing on Fox 29 in Sept. 2016. A half-hour talk and variety show, the program features local and celebrity in-studio guests, comedy, and viral news.
Host Harris, also known as Q-Deezy, joined Fox 29 in May 2014, serving initially as an entertainment correspondent for Good Day Philadelphia. Prior to joining Fox, Harris also worked as an on-air personality at Power 99 and Hot 107.9 here in Philly, as well as Power 106 FM in Los Angeles.
As Harris told the Inquirer’s Sofiya Ballin last year, a primary goal had been for the show to “eventually expand out of the Philadelphia market.” The Oprah Winfrey Show followed a similar trajectory, having started as a Chicago-area talk show in the early 1980s.
“This has been a dream of mine since I was 12 years old,” Harris said. “Super pumped! Thank you to the viewers and studio audience who got us here. We won’t let you down.”