Jalen & Jacoby are taking over the 2pm ET slot on ESPN2 starting today. The former NBA star and ESPN television producer recently brought back their popular podcast and now have a new daytime television show to go along with it.
“Jalen and Jacoby are truly two of the most unique voices in sports, and the connection fans have with them is something they’ve continued to expand throughout the seven years of their podcast,” said Richelle Markazene, coordinating producer for Jalen & Jacoby. “It seems only natural that what began as a podcast has organically grown and developed into a television show that really speaks to their diverse audience.”
Since teaming up seven years ago, the two men have formed a unique chemistry which has helped them rise up the ESPN ranks. Their podcast initially put them on the map and they’ve since gone on to add a YouTube show, ESPN Radio evening program and late-night TV show.
“I am truly excited and grateful for this wonderful opportunity so we can continue to ‘Give The People What They Want,’” said Rose. “I’m bringing back the bat and Jacoby promises to whiten his teeth.”
Added Jacoby: “I am honored and flattered about the decision that the executives at ESPN have made to feature Jalen & Jacoby in the afternoon on ESPN2. Working with Jalen and the staff on this show everyday has been the most challenging and enjoyable period of my long career at this company. My only concern about the new timeslot is it now gives those same executives an opportunity to actually watch the show and realize that they have made a huge mistake.”