Sean Spicer is launching a new show on Newsmax TV, a spokesperson confirmed Thursday.
According to a statement provided to TheWrap, the former White House press secretary will debut “Spicer & Co.” on March 3 at 6 p.m. ET. It will air Monday through Friday and focus on news being made in Washington, D.C.
“We are going to offer viewers a unique perspective and insights into what’s really happening, who is up, who’s down and most importantly how it’s going to affect their lives,” Spicer said in a statement. “I’ve had a front row seat to how Washington works at the highest levels — in the White House, Congress, the Pentagon and K Street. We are going to invite our viewers into a conversation that is totally unique. We will ask the questions and cover the topics that everyone in America is thinking about but no one is asking or talking about.”
Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy said, “Sean has been on the inside of how decisions are made in a way so few have. He was a success as White House press secretary because he connected to ordinary Americans.”
Ruddy praised Spicer’s ratings during his time as press secretary, too, calling them “off the charts.”
Spicer’s pivot from press secretary to TV host took a detour last summer when he competed on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars.” He was eliminated sixth despite consistently being the lowest scorer. At the time, “DWTS” host Tom Bergeron criticized the show for Spicer’s inclusion, arguing the show should be a “joyful respite” from the “exhausting political climate.”
Spicer served as the first White House press secretary for President Donald Trump, and was often accused of making false or misleading statements on behalf of the president. He resigned in July 2017 after only six months on the job. He was succeeded by Sarah Sanders, who was, in turn, succeeded by Stephanie Grisham.
Newsmax TV is an American free-to-air news channel that also streams online.