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Francesa pulls plug on 'Mike'd Up'

Queens- October 8, 2009. WFAN Moving Out. Inside

Queens- October 8, 2009. WFAN Moving Out. Inside his office, Mike Francesa talks about leaving the old studio behind after so many years and memories. (Photo by Patrick E. McCarthy ) Photo Credit: Newsday/Photo By Patrick E. McCarthy

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.


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