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‘Pti’ Hosts Tony Kornheiser and Mike Wilbon Sign Contract Extensions to Stay at Espn

19 October 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“Pti” hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have signed new multiyear contract extensions to stay at Espn. Both will also continue their work on other platforms owned by the powerful Disney cable channel, most notably Wilbon’s NBA commentary. The popular Kornheiser and Wilbon also do the “Pti” podcast and a daily segment during the opening minutes of the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter.” This week marks the 15-year anniversary of “Pardon the Interruption,” which is Espn’s most-watched daily studio program, averaging more than a million viewers per day when including ESPN2’s 6:30 p.m. re-air. Also Read: Is a Netflix + Espn Service in the. »

- Tony Maglio

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Viceland’s ‘Desus & Mero’ Gets Showrunner & Premiere Date

26 September 2016 1:28 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Viceland has set 11 Pm, Monday, October 17 for the premiere of its new late-night show Desus & Mero. Vice Media also announced today that the show’s production team will be headed by Emmy-winning executive producer Erik Rydholm (Espn’s Pardon the Interruption, Around the Horn, Highly Questionable). Desus & Mero picks up where the duo’s Bodega Boys podcast ends, featuring the Bronx-bred pals Desus Nice and The Kid Mero sounding off on the issues of the day, covering news… »

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Jason Whitlock, Colin Cowherd Score Fox Sports 1 Debate Show

4 May 2016 7:05 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Former Espn personalities Jason Whitlock and Colin Cowherd will attempt to replicate one of their former network’s top programs on their new network, Fox Sports 1. FS1 is launching a new debate show with a working title of “Speak for Yourself,” according to Sports Business Daily. The show is expected to be very similar to Espn’s “Pardon the Interruption,” commonly referred to as “Pti,” which is Espn’s highest-rated program outside of live sporting events. Whitlock was a regular fill-in host on “Pti” during his Espn days, while Cowherd seems like a natural fit for a debate-style show. The new program is. »

- Brian Flood

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