News & Opinion | June 26, 2018 9:45 am

Former Trump Press Secretary Sean Spicer Aiming for Talk Show Host Gig

Amid debate over political civility, his new TV pilot would be titled: "Common Ground."

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Sean Spicer attends the Capitol File White House Correspondents' Weekend Kickoff Celebration at The Kreeger Museum on April 27, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Shannon Finney/Getty Images for Capitol File)
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Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary to President Trump, is developing a talk show with the tentative title Sean Spicer’s Common Ground. Spicer would interview notable people in an informal setting, reports the New York Times. A pitch sheet for the show’s pilot, obtained by the Times, describes Spicer as hosting “some of the most interesting and thoughtful public figures” while they drink at a pub or eat at a cafe. The show would feature one guest per week.

“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 continues. “They might even tangle over the merits of making your bed or the value of a great point guard.”

There is no network attached to the project, but the pilot episode will be filmed in July. The show is backed by heavy hitters in the realm of unscripted television, including Debmar-Mercury and 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.