ESPN Hopes to Revive A.M. Programming With New Morning Show
“Get Up!” with Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose will make its debut on April 2.
The morning after April Fools’ Day, “SportsCenter” will not be airing on ESPN – and that’s no joke.
That’s because The Worldwide Leader is revamping its 7 to 10 a.m. EST time slot with a new show called “Get Up!” which will be hosted by Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose.
Airing on weekdays (and simulcasting on Sirius XM), “Get Up!” will mainly focus on offering sports news, opinions and analysis from its hosts and a rotation of guests. However, there will be time when politics and broader social issues will be discussed.
“If something political makes itself part of our world, we are dishonest and inauthentic if we don’t discuss it.” Rose told The Hollywood Reporter. “I appreciate the fact that I’m able to talk about more than what happened in last night’s NBA game. And I think fans appreciate that. When our president tweets about sports, now he’s fair game.”
The show had better be a hit, as ESPN is paying $6.5 million for Greenberg; $5 million for Beadle and $3 million for Rose. The network also leased a pricey 21,000-square-foot studio and office at the South Street Seaport in Manhattan to serve as the show’s set and headquarters.
Here’s a look at what to expect:
— Get Up (@Get_Up) March 22, 2018
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