Sean Spicer is eyeing his own TV show.
The former White House press secretary is preparing to shoot a pilot for a talk show titled “Sean Spicer’s Common Ground” with Debmar-Mercury (“The Wendy Williams Show”), a spokesperson for the company said.
According to the New York Times, which first reported news of the project, the show will see Spicer host “some of the most interesting and thoughtful public figures for a drink and some lite conversation at a local pub or cafe.”
No network is attached to the series, but the pilot is slated to tape in July. Pilgrim Media Group (“American Chopper”) will co-produce.
“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 said in a statement to the Times.
Spicer served as White House press secretary for six months, during which time he became known for his combative dynamic with the press. Spicer memorably insisted at his first press conference that the audience for Donald Trump’s inauguration was the largest in history, a claim that was soon proved false. He resigned last July.
Since leaving the White House, Spicer has remained in the public eye with numerous appearances on talk shows and news programs, as well as a brief cameo at the 2017 Emmy Awards.
In addition to the talk show pilot, he has a number of other projects currently in the works, including a political discussion podcast and an upcoming book about his time with the Trump administration, “The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President.”