Paul Finebaum’s profile is increasing this fall on ESPN television. The company has announced that it will add a one hour edition of The Paul Finebaum Show exclusively for ESPN2 starting Wednesday, August 16th. The show will air weekdays from 2p-3p ET and continue through the end of December. Finebaum’s show will continue to broadcast live on ESPN Radio and the SEC Network, weekdays from 3p-7p ET.
“With the addition of The Paul Finebaum Show to the ESPN2 afternoon lineup, we are super-serving college football fans hungry for discussion and analysis about their favorite teams,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice president, programming and scheduling, adding, “Paul’s distinctive interview style and ability to tap into the passion of real college football fans will undoubtedly translate into a new must-see hour of original programming on ESPN2 this fall.”
ESPN also revealed that Finebaum’s ESPN2 program would broadcast live every Friday from a different SEC campus, as part of supporting SEC Nation (Saturdays, 10 a.m.-noon), SEC Network’s pregame show. Finebaum will help set the stage for each Saturday’s SEC matchup. The additional hour gives Finebaum 5-hours per day and 25 hours per week to preview, analyze, and share his opinions on each week’s College Football games and off the field developments.
“The great actress, Mae West, once said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful,’’ added Finebaum. “That’s how we feel about adding an extra hour of the show. Simply put, 20 hours wasn’t enough. Seriously, we are delighted to add an additional hour a day this fall to provide college football fans just a little more time to devour the sport.’’