ESPN is upping the ante for its 20th season of Major League Soccer as the company further unveiled its coverage plans for the new season. This year will see a new consistent MLS Soccer Sunday match window that runs at 5p with 28 of ESPN’s 34 regular-season matches running in this timeframe, mainly on ESPN2. ESPN will provide both English and Spanish-language coverage this year, with Adrian Healey handling play-by-play for the English telecast, alongside analyst Taylor Twellman and reporter Monica Gonzalez. ESPN FC on TV will dedicate time to the league with previews and feature extensive highlights, news and analysis. The network kicks off its season on March 8 at 4:30p with Orlando City SC/NYC FC.
E! has opted not to renew The Royals. However, according to Deadline, the network’s only remaining scripted series is being shopped by its leading producing studio, Lionsgate TV, and talks are underway with Pop for a possible fifth season pickup.
HGTV picked up a second season of Boise Boys. The series delivered solid ratings in its freshman run, helping the network consistently rank as the #1 cable network among upscale women 25-54 in its Thursday 11p timeslot.
Big changes ahead for the Davis Cup. The ITF AGM today voted in favor of reforms to the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas designed to “secure the long-term status of the competition.” Starting next year, the competition will see 18 nations and the world’s best players compete in a week long season finale to crown […]
The quest for the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy is literally getting animated, courtesy of a partnership between ESPN and Marvel that sees the launch of four comic book covers that feature school mascots facing off over Labor Day weekend. This will mark the fifth consecutive year that the two companies have teamed up […]
USA Network is not picking up Shooter for a fourth season. Currently in season three, the drama is averaging 471,000 viewers A18-49 and 1.5 million total viewers in Live+3 Nielsens. The show, based on the novel Point of Impact, has had its challenges, including a delayed debut prompted by real-life shootings, and a shortened second […]