Spicer developing a new talk show
President Trump’s former press secretary Sean Spicer plans to become a talk-show host.
The former White House spokesman would host “some of the most interesting and thoughtful public figures for a drink and some lite conversation at a local pub or cafe,” according to the pilot’s pitch sheet, obtained by The New York Times on Monday.
No network has picked up the show yet but the pilot episode of “Sean Spicer’s Common Ground” is expected to be filmed in July.
“The relaxed atmosphere is an ideal setting for Sean to get to know his guests as they discuss everything from the media to marriage,” the pitch states. “They might even tangle over the merits of making your bed or the value of a great point guard.”
The Times reported that Debmar-Mercury, the syndicator of major daytime series like “The Wendy Williams Show” and “Family Feud,” is co-producing the pilot with Pilgrim Media Group.
“In this current environment, I think it’s important to have a platform where we can have civil, respectful, and informative discussions on the issues of the day,” Spicer told the Times on Monday.
One of the people pitched to appear on “Common Ground” is Stormy Daniels’s attorney Michael Avenatti, who has been tied up in a legal battle with Spicer’s former boss over the president’s alleged affair with the adult-film star.
“It is pretty funny that while some on the right criticize me for being on television too much, others are soliciting me to appear with them to help sell their shows,” Avenatti said, but he declined the offer, later mocking Spicer for his infamously false brag about the size of the crowd at Trump’s inauguration.
I turned down Sean Spicer for his new show despite the fact that it would have been YUGE with the biggest ratings since the Apprentice and the largest live audience since the 2017 Inauguration (which was the largest ever on record)!!!!!!!!!
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 25, 2018
Following his short gig at the White House, Spicer has started a podcast with conservative writer Katie Pavlich called “Everything’s Going to Be All Right.”
Earlier this month, Spicer also joined the pro-Trump super PAC America First Action as a spokesman and senior adviser.
— Updated at 9:06 p.m.
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