ESPN2 to Exclusively Televise New Standalone Hour of The Paul Finebaum Show Beginning Aug. 16

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ESPN2 to Exclusively Televise New Standalone Hour of The Paul Finebaum Show Beginning Aug. 16

College football fans will gain another hour of college football talk this season when SEC Network host and provocateur, Paul Finebaum, expands his popular discussion program The Paul Finebaum Show by one hour exclusively for ESPN2 beginning Wednesday, Aug. 16 and running through the end of December. The new, TV-only hour will be aired 2-3 p.m. ET before the show goes live 3-7 p.m. on ESPN Radio and SEC Network, Monday through Friday.

“With the addition of The Paul Finebaum Show to the ESPN2 afternoon lineup, we are super-serving college football fans hungry for discussion and analysis about their favorite teams,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice president, programming and scheduling, adding, “Paul’s distinctive interview style and ability to tap into the passion of real college football fans will undoubtedly translate into a new must-see hour of original programming on ESPN2 this fall.”

Fridays during football season, the ESPN2 hour of The Paul Finebaum Show will be aired live from the location of SEC Nation (Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon), SEC Network’s traveling pregame show that visits a different SEC campus each weekend to preview the day’s biggest SEC matchups. In total, Finebaum will provide 25 hours of live college football talk Monday through Friday on his show alone.

Finebaum said, “The great actress, Mae West, once said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.’’  That’s how we feel about adding an extra hour of the show. Simply put, 20 hours wasn’t enough. Seriously, we are delighted to add an additional hour a day this fall to provide college football fans just a little more time to devour the sport.’’

About Paul Finebaum

The Paul Finebaum Show launched on ESPN Radio on August 12, 2013, and can be heard on ESPN affiliates throughout the country. The program debuted on SiriusXM in November 2013, and since August 2014, The Paul Finebaum Show has been simulcast on the SEC Network. In addition to hosting The Paul Finebaum Show, he is an analyst on SEC Nation and appears on a variety of other ESPN shows and outlets, including SportsCenterCollege Football LiveCollege GameDay and in ESPN The Magazine.


Keri Potts

Keri Potts joined ESPN in 2003 from the NCAA. During that time, she has worked on ESPN’s NFL and NBA properties, its ever-growing entertaiment division including ESPN Films and The ESPYs, and took on oversight of the College Sports publicity in 2010. A native New Yorker, she works out of ESPN’s Atlanta office.
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