Forthcoming ESPN morning show Get Up missed its initially-planned Jan. 1 launch thanks to construction delays with ESPN’s New York City studios, but it now has a new premiere date: April 2. The show, featuring Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle and Jalen Rose, will air live daily on ESPN from 7 to 10 a.m. Eastern, then re-air on ESPN2 starting at 10 a.m. Eastern. ESPN’s release has more details, including the logo seen above (which bears a bit of a SyFy resemblance, and also has an exclamation point, unlike ESPN’s references to the show) and a quote promoting the trio:
Mornings on ESPN will look different this spring when its new morning show Get Up, featuring Michelle Beadle, Mike Greenberg, and Jalen Rose, premieres Monday, April 2. The weekday program will originate from a brand new studio at NYC’s South Street Seaport and will air live from 7-10 a.m. ET on ESPN, re-airing each day at 10 a.m. on ESPN2. The program will feature news, opinion, and analysis.
“Sports fans start their days with sports and with ESPN,” said Bill Wolff, vice president, studio production, ESPN. “Our programming is based on two tenets — personality and authority. In both areas Michelle, Greeny, and Jalen are stars, which is why we’re so excited for Get Up.’”
This presumably also means that other ESPN programming will begin originating from the new studios around that time. One to keep an eye on there is the as-yet-unnamed Bomani Jones-Pablo Torre show set to run on ESPN from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern. That show was initially given a Jan. 2 premiere date, but bumped back thanks to the construction issues. Torre said on Twitter earlier this month that their first show would be “soon after” the new studios opened in April:
Appreciate all you guys asking! ESPN’s new TV studio in NY is still under construction and opens for business in April. Our first show is soon after, exact date TBD, giving us time to prep by doing secret live shows on the subway https://t.co/aZHFwlSjqQ
— Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) January 2, 2018
We’ll see how Get Up goes when it debuts, including what mix of “news, opinion and analysis” it will offer and what the reception from viewers will be. It’s also going to be interesting to see when ESPN decides to release more details about the Torre/Jones show, and about other programming coming from the new studio.