Francesa pulls plug on 'Mike'd Up'
Mike Francesa no longer will host his seven-year-old Sunday night wrapup show, "Mike'd Up," on WNBC-TV, a person familiar with his plans said.
Francesa already had cut back from 36 to 24 episodes this past TV season - only three since the end of the football season - citing a desire to spend more time with his family on weekends.
WNBC plans to continue with the Sunday night program, a person familiar with the station's plans said, and even keep the name "Mike'd Up."
But the permanent host is expected to be Bruce Beck, who long has been Francesa's fill-in on the show.