ESPN Announces Plans for 2019 NFL Pregame Shows


ESPN Announces Plans for 2019 NFL Pregame Shows

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  • Tedy Bruschi joins Sunday NFL Countdown
  • Louis Riddick moves to the main set on Monday Night Countdown
  • Adam Schefter will travel to MNF game sites

In anticipation of the 2019 NFL season, ESPN announces new commentator lineups for its Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown pregame shows in addition to a new programming lineup leading into Monday Night Football.

Sunday NFL Countdown:

Veteran NFL analyst Tedy Bruschi, a three-time Super Bowl champion who joined ESPN in 2009, will join Sunday NFL Countdown in 2019. Third-year host Sam Ponder, analysts Matt Hasselbeck, Randy Moss – who just signed a multi-year contract extension, Rex Ryan and Louis Riddick, as well as insiders Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter, all return for the three-hour weekly show (10 a.m. – 1 p.m. ET).

Countdown’s stadium reporters will regularly include Josina Anderson, Jeff Darlington, Dan Graziano, Sal Paolantonio and Dianna Russini, and Jac Collinsworth will continue to contribute features.

Monday Night Countdown:

Riddick, who will call his first NFL game as part of ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader on Sept. 9 and provide game analysis during Friday night college football games this fall, will now join the Monday Night Countdown main set, beginning in Week 2. Also new this year, Schefter will now travel to MNF games each week where he will be part of Countdown.

In her third year as solo host, Suzy Kolber will continue to lead the Monday Night Football pregame show (6-8 p.m.) with Moss, Riddick and Steve Young, as well as halftime and postgame coverage with Riddick and Young. Michelle Beisner-Buck also returns, contributing weekly Monday Night Countdown features.

New programming lineup leading into Monday Night Football:

Mondays this fall will feature a new ESPN show lineup leading into Monday Night Football, including a one-hour edition of SportsCenter at 4 p.m. ET. Also new this year, Mortensen will appear on the set of NFL Live, and he will contribute to all SportsCenter shows throughout the day from ESPN’s studios in Bristol, Conn.

Time (ET) Show Network
12-1:30 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN
1:30-2:30 p.m. NFL PrimeTime ESPN
2:30-4 p.m. NFL Live ESPN
4-5 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN
5-5:30 p.m. Around the Horn ESPN
5:30-6 p.m. PTI ESPN
6-8 p.m. Monday Night Countdown ESPN
8 p.m. Monday Night Football ESPN

*Schedule begins September 16 (week 2)

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Mac Nwulu

I joined ESPN in 1998 and since then, it's been a great experience managing PR and communications for a range of ESPN initiatives and properties over the years. I am currently focused on soccer and The Undefeated, ESPN’s site focusing on sports, race and urban culture and how they intersect.
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