E:60 got mixed reviews it’s first go around and even sparked some controversy when Lisa Salters called Parkour as “something white people do.” For the most part the series was a success though and had some of the best Sports pieces of the year. Well it’s back next Tuesday after a four month absence….
ESPN’s critically acclaimed primetime newsmagazine E:60, on hiatus since Dec. 11, 2008, will return for five weekly episodes beginning Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. ET. Nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards following its first five episodes last fall, E:60’s first show back from its scheduled break will include profiles of Tiger Woods’ caddy, Steve Williams, NFL Draft prospect and former Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, and Oscar Pistorius, the South African amputee petitioning to compete against able-bodied athletes in the upcoming Summer Olympics.
I’m pretty sure they meant December 2007 in the release but I could be wrong. Salters is on the Tiger Woods’ Story, Jeremey Schaap is on the Pistorius piece, and Michael Smith is on the Run DMC one. I enjoyed the show for the most part last go around and if any of these are close to the Jason Ray story from the first run, it will be worth a watch.
There’s also no word on whether the Bill Simmons segment is coming back or not. If it means no more views of him in spandex then I’m good with that decision.
(Via ESPN PR)