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New ESPN Show 'Get Up' Is Reportedly On "Short Leash"

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Nearly two months ago, ESPN debuted a new program featuring Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle, and Jalen Rose titled Get Up - a morning show running from 7-10 a.m. ET. Since the show's inception, ratings have been rough for the program.

With the show's struggles, it's been noted that a possible change could come to the core of Get Up, with with changes to either on-camera personnel (Greenberg, Beadle, and Jalen), or off-camera personnel.

According to a new report from Sporting News, the show is reportedly on a "short leash" moving forward.

From the report:

The expensive "Get Up" is on a short leash, sources said. No, it won't be canceled this year. But if the show doesn't jell by the Sep. 6 kickoff of the NFL season, look for changes in front of and behind the camera, sources said.

ESPN is reportedly hoping Greenberg, Beadle, and Jalen find chemistry heading into the 2018 NFL season, when the most people will be watching.

The show debuted to an audience of just under 300,000. Despite ESPN sinking a significant amount of money into the show, that hasn't translated into viewers.

ESPN reportedly spent $15 million on acquiring just the talent for the show alone - $6.5 million for Greenberg, $5 million for Beadle, and $3 million for Rose, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The Worldwide Leader won't make any rash decisions with its new program, but it'll be worth keeping an eye on what happens with Get Up.

[Sporting News]