Network announces new shows, lineup for 2018 — ESPN Upfront

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A former NFL All-Pro, Spielman worked at ESPN for years but now has a gig as a game analyst for Fox NFL.

"ESPN Radio has been entertaining and informing millions on their way to work every morning for years", said Traug Keller, senior vice president, ESPN Audio.

Greenberg and Golic have been teamed since 2000.

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ESPN will start next year with a new weekday programming lineup that will kick off with Mike Greenberg's new morning show starting Jan 1. Rather than playing it safe, the WWL is revamping its morning and afternoon schedules on ESPN and ESPN2.

Greenberg's new show, with various co-hosts and guests, will debut on January 1 on ESPN from 7-10 a.m. ET and will re-air on ESPN2 at 10 a.m.

Greenburg is shifting back to TV, where he'll host a live morning show from 7-10 a.m. Golic will be paired with Trey Wingo and remain on morning radio. Paul Pierce, the former National Basketball Association star, appeared ("I'm still pulling for the Celtics", he said), as did numerous network's biggest names, including Scott Van Pelt, Suzy Kolber, Jon Gruden and Mayne. I'm going to continue to do this exact same show, it's for others to tell who made this decision - if they want to tell it and how they want to tell it.

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ESPN may be synonymous with sports, but plenty of stars have bailed for Fox Sports lately. That time slot opened up when ESPN promoted "His & Hers" co-hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill left to lead the 6 p.m. ET "SportsCenter".

In another effort to show strength following the layoffs, ESPN trotted about 50 of its highest-profile personalities onto the stage all at once.

The other new show is an unnamed, hour-long talk show hosted by Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre airing at noon on ESPN.

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ESPN has signed Torre to a multiyear extension which will also afford him the opportunity to continue making regular appearances across a variety of shows and platforms including television shows Around the Horn, Pardon the Interruption, SportsNation, The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz and Highly Questionable.

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