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Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 10:43PM EDT
ESPN's Get Up! is shaken up: Michelle Beadle exiting as the morning show is reduced to two hours
The struggling three-hour morning show that launched with high expectations on April 2 will be reduced to two hours, with SportsCenter taking over the 7 a.m. ET hour, ESPN announced. Co-host Beadle will exit after Aug. 29 and move to Los Angeles to host NBA Countdown. The news of Beadle's departure comes one day after she said she was boycotting watching college football and the NFL for the second year in a row because she feels football doesn't care about women. This led to a backlash questioning how somebody can co-host a daily sports show without watching two of the most important sports -- and a backlash to the backlash pointing out that most sports TV hosts probably don't watch much sports on television. Beadle's exit was reportedly already in the works when she made her football comments on Thursday. ESPN spent a lot of money on Get Up!, including $14.5 million in salaries for its three co-hosts, yet it hasn't been able to find a substantial audience.
Posted Friday 3/30/18 at 1:40PM EDT
ESPN star insists new Get Up show won't be "woke"
The Hollywood Reporter's story last week on ESPN's new morning show starring Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose came with the headline: "ESPN Plans to Wake Up Woke With New Morning Show," implying that Get Up will delve into political topics. But Greenberg says that headline was misleading. "I can tell you I was on that call," he tells Sporting News. "I was in that interview. What Jalen said was, 'If the president tweets something about sports while we’re on the air, then we will talk about it.' Somehow that became a headline that we’re going to be a 'woke' talk show. I don’t even know what that means, much less how it relates to what we were talking about. That, in my opinion, was a very misleading headline relative to the intention of the show."
Posted Tuesday 3/20/18 at 3:15PM EDT
ESPN offers a preview of Get Up, its new three-hour morning show
Source: The Big Lead
Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle, and Jalen Rose are featured in a trial run of their new show, which launches on April 2.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Kobe Bryant is getting a basketball show on ESPN
Source: Yahoo! Sports
Each episode of the show Detail will feature the Los Angeles Lakers legend giving his thoughts on an NBA game broadcast the night before. ALSO: ESPN’s new morning Show Get Up with Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose debuts April 2.