Heading into the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame weekend, NFL Network is slating Heads Up Across America, a five-part, multi-city series showcasing “the impact and reach of USA Football’s Heads Up Football program.” The series debuts today and will see Melissa Stark interacting with players and parents, taking part in demonstrations, and...Read more
Showtime’s Inside the NFL is still looking for a host, with James Brown not returning to the series this season. Among the candidates to replace him, according to the report, are Greg Gumbel, Adam Schein, Curt Menefee, Kenny Albert and Ian Eagle. Another potential name would also be NFL Network’s Rich Eisen.Read more
The NY Daily News writes that Stephen A. Smith will depart ESPN-98.7 FM and head to SiriusXM. There, he will join Chris Russo’s Mad Dog Radio channel and host his own show, likely airing from 1-3p as a lead-in to Russo’s Mad Dog Unleashed.
ESPN has told reporters that, following his controversial comments last week about provoking domestic violence, Stephen A. Smith will address the headline-making situation today on First Take. The company will also reportedly “have more to say” about the situation as well.Read more
FOX Sports announced over the weekend that, for the first time, The Ultimate Fighter will premiere in Spanish and will consist of fighters spanning Latin America. The debut season of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America hits FOX Deportes on Monday, Aug. 25 at 10p.Read more
Discovery Networks International announced its biggest ever quarter, reaching 621 million viewers around the world, up 3 percent year-over-year.Read more
For anyone not up to speed on OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots, a 36-ep marathon starts Monday, July 28 at 10a, ahead of the sudsy drama's summer season finale on Tuesday, July 29 at 9p. The finale will include a sneak peek of Tyler Perry's next show for the net, If Loving You Is Wrong.
TLC just launched a Sunday Brunch programming block, with the net's Erika Vetrini hosting wraps and interstitials that include recipes, how-to tips and interviews with talent. Viewers can connect to TLC's social media platforms to win branded prize packages using #TLCSundayBrunch.
CBS News and The New York Times are collaborating on "Battleground Tracker," data analyzing public opinion during the midterm elections based on a panel of more than 100,000 people nationwide. Findings will appear on NYTimes.com/Upshot andCBSNews.com, with new results being unveiled monthly through November.Read more
Andy Dean is stepping down as host of Premiere Networks' America Now on August 8 to run his technology company, ConnectPal.com. Joe Pags, host of The Weekend, will step in as guest host beginning August 11. A full-time replacement will be announced after Labor Day.