Michael Avenatti Says He Has ‘No Interest in Television Right Now’

By Chris Ariens Comment

Following a report that he’s being pitched to co-host a sort-of revival of Crossfire, Michael Avenatti says not “right now.”

“Lol. I have no interest in television right now. I’ll leave that to the experts,” Avenatti tweeted following a New York Times report he and former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci are being pitched by UTA agent Jay Sures for a re-boost of the “from the left” and “from the right” political debate show.

Avenatti and Scaramucci were spotted together at the White House Correspondents Dinner last month. Both have also been mainstays on cable news, Avenatti more recently than Scaramucci. The Times reports the show was pitched to both CNN and MSNBC.

“I enjoy practicing law and look forward to prevailing on behalf of my client Stormy Daniels. That’s where my focus is,” Avenatti wrote, adding the hashtag #basta, or stop, in Italian. Avenatti has been on MSNBC three times in the last 24 hours: on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this morning, The Beat last night, and Deadline: White House yesterday afternoon.

CNN was the home of Crossfire from 1982-2005 and returned for a short-lived reboot in 2013-2014.