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- A potential television show featuring the high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been pitched to television executives.
- The show has been discussed with executives at both CNN and MSNBC, two networks on which both men appear frequently.
A potential television show featuring Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, and former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been floated to television executives, according to The New York Times.
The show, which would feature Avenatti and Scaramucci going head to head, has been pitched to both CNN and MSNBC in recent weeks, according to The New York Times. Both men appear frequently on CNN and MSNBC shows.
According to the Times, television agent Jay Sures is pushing the show but has not been formally hired by either Avenatti or Scaramucci. However, it is common for agents to work informally with possible clients on projects.
Avenatti’s constant appearances on cable television have earned him the moniker of being a thorn in President Donald Trump’s side, as he has brought Daniels’ lawsuit against Trump and his attorney Michael Cohen into the public square. However, according to The New York Times, Avenatti’s regular hits on cable news shows have earned him criticism that he is only helping himself.
Meanwhile, Scaramucci has been one of Trump’s biggest supporters on television despite only surviving as communications director for 11 days in the White House. According to The New York Times, Scaramucci is expected to return to his financial firm SkyBridge Capital after originally planning to sell it when he took the top communications job at the White House.
Scaramucci is in the process of writing a book about Trump. Avenatti, meanwhile, continues to garner public support for his client in her suit against Trump and Cohen.