A new show is coming to ESPN. Get Up a new morning show that features Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle, and Jalen Rose, which will air weekdays from 7 to 10 a.m., will hit ESPN airwaves for the first time on April 2.
Acquiring all that talent for one show didn't come cheap. According to a report from the Hollywood Reporter, ESPN loaded up with a $15 million budget for talent.
From the report:
It's a big, costly swing for the network, including leasing a 21,000-square-foot studio and office complex in Manhattan's South Street Seaport and nearly $15 million in talent salaries ($6.5 million for Greenberg, 50; $5 million for Beadle, 42; and $3 million for Rose, 45, sources say).
Greenberg has worked with Rose on various ESPN platforms but never with Beadle, who returned to the network in 2014 after less than two years at NBC.
The show's official Twitter account dropped a promo featuring Day 1 rehearsal footage. Greenberg’s lengthy run with Mike Golic on ESPN Radio came to an end in November - in a semi-controversial manner that left both Mikes on edge for some time.
In the end, both now have their own shows. Golic has a new show of his own with Trey Wingo, called Golic & Wingo.
Another new ESPN show, High Noon with Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre, is set to debut later this spring, too.
An official debut for that show has yet to be revealed.