Report: Paul Finebaum weighing options for his future, including potential sitcom about his show
Paul Finebaum has carved out quite a following for himself over the years, working his way up to the spot he’s at now, with a popular show on the SEC Network and a key host and analyst for ESPN’s college football coverage.
However, his 3-year contract only runs through the summer of 2021, and Finebaum is apparently exploring other options.
Per Sports Business Journal, Finebaum’s representatives have reached out to other networks about various opportunities, including a potential sitcom about his show:
Paul Finebaum and his reps at CAA have met with all four major networks to gauge interest in a sitcom about the 64-year-old radio/TV personality, his call-in show and its many colorful characters. A sitcom is one of several opportunities Finebaum is exploring as he nears the end of his contract at ESPN and SEC Network, sources say. Finebaum’s $5 million, three-year deal runs through next summer, but sources say he could leave as early as the end of the 2020 college football season.
That would be an interesting show, and if ABC were to theoretically buy the rights, Finebaum could potentially remain at ABC/ESPN/SEC Network.
The popular host will have plenty of options next summer, so it’ll be worth keeping an eye on what happens with him.