The ESPN-produced block for Saturday will return on December 10 with a mix of ESPN Films documentaries, E:60 segments, sports news updates and debate from personalities from the various studio shows that are aired during the week on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN Sports Saturday will air as it did during the summer from 4 — 6 p.m. Eastern. Jay Harris will be the host.
The shows that will provide fresh content for ESPN Sports Saturday will be Pardon The Interruption, SportsNation, First Take, Jim Rome is Burning, College GameDay and others. It’s a way to take some rehashed material and rerack it for ABC. Again, another instance where the ABC network which once carried a lot of sports is being thrown scraps.
Winners Bracket, co-hosted by Marcellus Wiley and SportsNation’s Michelle Beadle, which filled the 5-6 p.m. timeslot during the summer will not return.
We have the blurb from ESPN.
ESPN Sports Saturday to Debut December 10 on ABC
New Show Anchors Two-Hour ESPN Saturday Block on ABC
ESPN Sports Saturday, a new one-hour show filled with timely news and information on the biggest stories in sports, will debut Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. ET on ABC. The new show will anchor the “ESPN Sports Saturday” block of programming on ABC (weekly from 4-6 p.m.) with ESPN Films, among other ESPN programming, shown from 4-5 p.m.
ESPN Sports Saturday will combine live news updates with informative debate created exclusively for the show featuring commentators from ESPN programs such as Pardon the Interruption, SportsNation, First Take, Jim Rome is Burning, NFL Live, SportsCenter, College GameDay and Mike & Mike in the Morning. ESPN anchor Jay Harris will host ESPN Sports Saturday in December.
ESPN Sports Saturday is produced by the same production team which worked on Winner’s Bracket, which previously occupied the 5-6 p.m. broadcast window.