New weekday lineups on ESPN and ESPN2 in 2018 – with the debuts of Mike Greenberg’s new morning show on January 1 and a program co-hosted by Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre the next day, both on ESPN – will provide viewers with abundant day-long opportunities for the latest in sports news – both general via SportsCenter and sport-specific – and perspective on the day’s hottest topics with discussion and personality-based programming.
Starting at 6 a.m. ET, ESPN and ESPN2 will both air a one-hour reair of late-night editions of SportsCenter. ESPN will show Scott Van Pelt’s edition from midnight while ESPN2 airs the more highlight-driven later SportsCenter from ESPN’s Los Angeles studio with Neil Everett and Stan Verrett.
From 7 – 10 a.m., longtime ESPN Radio/ESPN2 morning host Greenberg will discuss the day’s news and issues with co-hosts and guests on ESPN while a live SportsCenter airs on ESPN2. At 10 a.m., First Take with host Molly Qerim leading a discussion with Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman will air on ESPN until noon, followed by the new show hosted by Jones, host of ESPN Radio’s The Right Time with Bomani Jones, and Torre, senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com. Meanwhile, Greenberg’s show will reair on ESPN2.
From there, the rest of the weekday afternoon will continue, as announced recently, highlighted by Outside the Lines, an expanded NFL Live, a year-round The Jump and the year-round new Intentional Talk (30 minutes in the MLB off-season).
In addition, also as recently announced, starting in January SportsCenter Right Now will bring news updates to both digital and television platforms. SportsCenter Right Now updates will air twice hourly, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. on ESPN and 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on ESPN2. SportsCenter Right Now will appear multiple times per hour on ESPN.com and in the new home-screen video player on the ESPN App. Content will be produced specifically for the digital platforms, with the content topics determined by the use of real-time analytics to ensure that the updates are centered on the questions and conversations in which sports fans are most passionately engaged.
The ESPN and ESPN2 weekday programming as of Tuesday, January 2:
|6 a.m.||SportsCenter (Scott Van Pelt, reair)||SportsCenter (Everett & Verrett, reair)|
|7 a.m.||M.Greenberg Show||SportsCenter|
|10 a.m.||First Take||M.Greenberg Show (reair)|
|Noon||Bomani & Pablo|
|1 p.m.||OTL||First Take (reair)|
|1:30 p.m.||NFL Live|
|3 p.m.||The Jump|
|3:30 p.m.||SportsNation||NFL Live (reair)|
|4:30 p.m.||Highly Questionable||Intentional Talk|
|5 p.m.||Around the Horn||College Football Live|
|5:30 p.m.||Pardon the Interruption||Highly Questionable (reair)|
|6 p.m.||SC6||Around the Horn (reair)|
|6:30 p.m.||Pardon the Interruption (reair)|