Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley(D). (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Th governor is booked at 8:15 a.m., an aide said, on the national political talk show hosted by former congressman Joe Scarborough.

O’Malley, the chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, has appeared on the show a few times before, bantering with Scarborough and other panelists on topics including gubernatorial races around the country and the attractiveness of the football jerseys of the Maryland Terrapins.

Friday’s appearance on the New York-based show comes in advance of O’Malley’s booking as the keynote speaker at a Democratic party dinner in Connecticut on Friday night.