LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) - ESPN is getting into the morning-show business.
The cable sports giant is developing a two-hour show, called "Cold Pizza," for ESPN2. The series, targeted for fall 2003, will ape the format of the network morning shows, but with a focus on sports, according to ESPN's executive vice president for programming, Mark Shapiro.
"Think ['Good Morning America'], think sports, think fans, think fashion," Shapiro tells The Hollywood Reporter. He made the announcement at ESPN's annual upfront presentation to advertisers in New York.
"Cold Pizza" is an effort by the network to expand original programming on ESPN2, as is "Drive Time," which will air from 5 to 7 p.m. weekdays beginning in February. The show's title and its viewer call-in format are references to sports talk radio.
In addition, ESPN will launch a nightly version of its magazine show "Outside the Lines," hosted by Bob Ley, in April.
I'm all for it; I just want to be assured that the PTI rerun on the Deuce doesn't get killed because of Drive Time.
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Originally posted by DrewDewceSpeaking of ESPN related news, has anyone read the latest Sports Guy column?
No longer the "Boston" Sports Guy, and sounds like we're going to have to get used to seeing even less of him around than we did this summer.
They happen in threes, so who else is leaving? (CRZ, Sports Guy and ???)
The worst part is where he's going. LA. Up is down, right is left...
black is white and everyone is killed at the next zebra crossing...
i just started getting into his columns, thanks to the links everyone is providing here...
I missed Raw, but I heard it rhymed with ass. I missed Smackdown too. It made me all shades of ambivalence. WWE is starting to suck again. The crops? Jeezum Spice! Someone stole my crops. What in the ham fat is going on. That's just poo-doo! That's just my 2.4856 Yen.
ESPN.com says the 1996 competition be April 9th (which is TODAY), from 2 to 3p ET on ESPN. If you miss that airing, it looks like they repeat it next on April 14th, same channel and time. I can't believe this but now I'm gonna have to watch this.