Major changes are coming to two of ESPN's premier shows. One's location is changing and the other's time slot is increasing.
The Big Lead's Ryan Glasspiegel reports that changes are coming to ESPN's two NBA shows - NBA Countdown and The Jump. Here are the details.
ESPN's NBA pregame show, Countdown, has been filmed in Los Angeles. That is changing.
According to the report, the pregame show will now be filmed in New York. This probably comes as a result of ESPN's new studio being built in Downtown Manhattan. Michelle Beadle, Countdown's host, is moving from L.A. to NYC to co-host a new morning show, Get Up, with Mike Greenberg.
"Interestingly, while Countdown will be taped in New York, a bulk of the production will still occur in Los Angeles. (Also, a bulk of Get Up’sproduction will be done out of Bristol)," The Big Lead reports.
ESPN's daily NBA show, The Jump, will be getting more airtime. The 30-minute show will now be an hour.
"The Jump, hosted by Rachel Nichols, will be expanding to an hour every weekday, from 3-4 pm ET, beginning March 12th," The Big Lead reports.
The Jump is one of ESPN's best, most informative shows. It's hosted by Nichols and has a rotating cast of insightful NBA people, from former star players to reporters to analysts.
You can view The Big Lead's full report here.