According to sources, ESPN will making be “major” personnel changes to its morning show ‘Get Up!’ ahead of the fall season. The changes come as the network looks to bolster its football coverage for the 2018-2019 campaign. The news is expected to be announced Friday night.
Sources say that one of the current co-hosts will be moved off the show. Another will remain in a guest role.
The show, which debuted this past April, is currently hosted by Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose. It was created after the split up of ‘Mike & Mike’ – with Mike Golic moving to another new show called ‘Golic & Wingo.’
‘Get Up!’ has struggled in the ratings department, despite its star power. It isn’t a huge surprise to see the network shaking up the lineup.
Earlier this week, Beadle drew headlines after suggesting she was no longer going to watch football.
“There’s a reason why this will be the second season I don’t watch NFL and I don’t spend my Saturdays watching college football either. I believe that the sport of football has set itself up to be in a position where it shows itself in the bigger picture to not really care about women — they don’t really care about people of color, but we won’t get into that for NFL either — but as a woman I feel like a person who has been marginalized.”
“And every single one of these stories that comes out, every single time, pushes me further and further away. I realize they don’t care, but for me it’s opened up my weekends. I appreciate you for giving that to me. I don’t care anymore. I’ve lost the ability to be surprised. You got three games. You could’ve been fired. They could’ve gotten away with not having to pay you a single dime. You survived it, and not only did you survive it, but you didn’t have the grace enough to at least look over the statement you were handed seven seconds before and pretend that you meant a single word in it. The entire thing is a disgrace. I’m just numb to it. I’m just ready for NBA to kick off, quite frankly. That’s what I’m here for.”
‘Get Up!’ currently airs on ESPN from 7-10 AM ET.