ESPN is bringing back the Megacast for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, at 8:30p. The contest will air on ESPN with 14 alternate productions spanning ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, and ESPN3, in addition to ESPN Radio’s broadcast. ESPN’s traditional telecast will feature Chris Fowler calling play-by-play, with Kirk Herbstreit as analyst. Heather Cox reports on Clemson and Tom Rinaldi reporting on Alabama. ESPN Radio will have Mike Tirico calling play-by-play, Todd Blackledge as the game analyst, Holly Rowe on the Alabama sideline and Joe Schad on the Clemson sideline. Alternative viewpoints will include the Film Room on ESPN2, with Florida head coach Jim McElwain, and ESPN Voices on ESPNEWS as well as the Homer Telecast on ESPNU, featuring Clemson’s all-time leading passer Tajh Boyd and former Alabama center and three-time national champion Barrett Jones working as quasi-‘game analysts’ along with ESPN’s Joe Tessitore calling play-by-play. Finebaum Film Room also runs on SEC Network, while ESPN Classic and ESPN3 feature sounds of the Game sans commentary.
Conan O’Brien’s Conan Without Borders trip to Haiti, announced right after President Trump reportedly made disparaging remarks about the island nation, will air as a primetime special Saturday, January 27 at 10p on TBS. Someone’s in a hurry – O’Brien just landed in Haiti yesterday. It’s the shortest time ever between the filming and airing […]
An immigration-themed reboot of 1994-2000 family drama Party of Five landed a put pilot commitment from Freeform. The new version, from original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman and Sony Pictures Television, follows the five Buendias children after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.
The 67th NBA All-Star Game will once again pit LeBron James versus Stephen Curry, who have been named team captains after finishing as the All-Star starter from each conference who received the most fan votes in his conference. Team LeBron vs. Team Stephen will take place on Sunday, Feb. 18 at 8p on TNT and […]
ESL announced that the world’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition, CS:GO Pro League will now run exclusively to Facebook in 2018. In partnership with WESA, the deal kicks off with the upcoming Season Seven starting Feb. 13 and run for four seasons of Pro League, through December 2019. ESL will also broadcast one of its […]
Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo (Grey’s Anatomy) signed a new 2-year deal with ABC Studios, paving the way for a renewal of the medical drama for seasons 15 and 16. As part of the agreement, reportedly worth $20 million per year, Pompeo becomes a producer for Grey’s and a co-exec producer on its upcoming untitled spin-off.