Upfronts 2017: ESPN To Revamp Weekday Programming Lineup

ESPN announces new shows; 'Mike and Mike' to end after 17 years

ESPN announces new shows; 'Mike and Mike' to end after 17 years

After years of unbridled growth and success, ESPN is at something of a crossroads.

Here's the most interesting portion of the above conversation, transcribed. ESPN is being challenged by Fox Sports 1, which is led by former programming whiz kid Jamie Horowitz and his team of ex-ESPNers-turned-"Opinionists", including Skip Bayless, Jason Whitlock, Colin Cowherd, Chris Broussard and Cris Carter.

The media landscape is changing, and ESPN has to change with it.

Comedian John Oliver, host of the HBO show "Last Week Tonight"
Oliver ripped Trump over both his decision to fire Comey and the subsequent explanations of his decisions. Obviously there are the investigations that are now ongoing.

The shifting media landscape has been particularly hard on ESPN. The daily show will air from 6 am to 10 a.m. ET and will initially be simulcast on ESPN2 before moving to its permanent simulcast home on ESPNU.

Like the Yankees or the Patriots, ESPN doesn't rebuild; it reloads. Suzie Kolber, Jon Gruden and Randy Moss and sports stars including Paul Pierce and a pregnant Serena Williams. The new show has yet to be named. "ESPN is committed to putting talented women in high-profile positions and we look forward to Beth and Rex's call of this game on our MNF opening night".

In an apparent effort to draw viewers to "SportsCenter", its crown jewel since 1979, ESPN has retooled the show, tying time slots to specific anchors, including Kenny Mayne, one of the network's best-known personalities.

Pippa Middleton's 'elegant' wedding dress design revealed
It has been erected in the rear of Michael and Carole Middleton's garden in Bucklebury, West Berkshire. Prince Harry is also expected to be in attendance on the big day with his girlfriend Meghan Markle .

The presentation, which opened with a New Orleans second line, comes just weeks after ESPN cut 100 employees on its talent roster, including Ed Werder, Trent Dilfer and Sara Walsh, who was due back from maternity leave when she was let go. Jones is a cohost of "Highly Questionable", which is expected to announce a new cohost. Jones joined ESPN full time in 2013. Bigger plans were afoot for him, and while ESPN announced Tuesday that Golic had signed a multiyear extension to remain with the network, he sure seems apprehensive about all of it. "On our show. Because it's been a really special thing", he said.

On Tuesday, ESPN also confirmed what SI reported on Sunday: Beth Mowins will be the play-by-play announcer and Rex Ryan will be her game analyst for the Monday Night Football game on September 11 between the Chargers and Broncos. The groundbreaking Mowins will become the first woman to call a nationally televised NFL game and the first female broadcaster to call any National Football League telecast since 1987.

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics
Most Israelis want all of Jerusalem as their capital and reject a full return to 1967 borderlines as a threat to their security. President Trump has previously criticized the Palestinian authority for teaching their children hate "from a very young age".

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