[10/04/12 - 10:18 AM]
ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo Gets Multi-Year Extension; Show gets New Name and Logo
"The Scott Van Pelt Show" - simulcast on ESPNEWS each afternoon - will now be known as "SVP & Russillo."

[via press release from ESPN]

Ryen Russillo Gets Multi-Year Extension

Show Gets New Name and Logo

ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, prompting a change to the name of the network's afternoon show from The Scott Van Pelt Show, to SVP & Russillo (1-4 p.m. ET M-F, simulcast 1-3 p.m. ESPNEWS).

Russillo was named co-host of ESPN Radio's Scott Van Pelt Show in May, 2009. Additionally, Russillo hosts the network's College GameDay (noon-7 p.m. Saturdays throughout the football season).

"Over the last three years The Scott Van Pelt Show has been my number one priority, and I couldn't be happier, that for the next few years it will remain my priority," Russillo says. "I believe in the direction of this show and am really looking forward to where we are going."

Hear SVP & Russillo talk about the show's new name and the co-host's new deal

Read Russillo's thoughts on Tweeting, following and being followed in under 140 characters

Russillo joined ESPN Radio in February 2006, and has hosted NBA Sunday with Jamal Mashburn, The Baseball Show, and the NFL Draft. He has also filled in on talk shows including Tirico and Van Pelt, and The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

Prior to joining ESPN, Russillo was a sports voice in Boston, Mass. where he was a Comcast Sports Network studio host and NBA analyst, and a Sporting News Radio host. Previously, he was play-by-play voice of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder, the Boston Red Sox Double A team. Russillo, a native of West Tisbury, Mass., is a 1997 graduate of the University of Vermont.

The Scott Van Pelt Show made its debut on ESPN Radio in July, 2009. The show's format is to present two friends and passionate fans talking sports with their listeners, leaning on their expertise and experience (Scott's SportsCenter, golf and college sports; Ryen's the NBA and college football from hosting ESPN Radio's College GameDay) to discuss and debate the day's biggest sports stories.

SVP & Russillo features the "Best Available Video" (2:58 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS); "Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week" (animation, Fridays during the NFL season) special NCAA Final Four brackets decided by listener votes (in 2012 Tupac Shakur bested Eminem in the MC Bracket finals in a close race), and Scott's "One Big Thing," (daily at 2:45 p.m.) among the features that showcase their personalities.

Join SVP & Russillo: Ideas for a "Best Available Video" can be shared on Twitter using #bestavailablevideo Twitter: @SVPandRussillo E-mail: SVPandRussillo@espnradio.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/svpandrussillo

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[10/21/16 - 02:02 PM]
NLCS Game 5 Is Second Most-Watched Telecast in FS1 History
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Thursday, October 20.

[10/21/16 - 12:08 PM]
Freeform Brings Fan Favorite "Stitchers" and New Original Sci-Fi Series "Beyond" to Stan Lee's L.A. Comic Con on October 29 and 30
"Stitchers" co-stars Ritesh Rajan, Damon Dayoub and Sarah Davenport are among those scheduled to appear.

[10/21/16 - 10:05 AM]
Freeform's Annual "Countdown to 25 Days of Christmas" Starts on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24
Said offerings include the premiere "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," "Boxtrolls," and the network premiere of the fourth installment of the hit "Cinderella Story" franchise, "A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits."

[10/21/16 - 10:04 AM]
Freeform's Funday Programming Event Begins November 12 and Continues Through November 13
Highlights include the network premieres of "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "How to Train Your Dragon" and "Shrek Forever After."

[10/21/16 - 10:03 AM]
"Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour" to Premiere on Showtime(R) on December 9 at 9 PM ET/PT
The film is co-directed by Danny B. Tull and Nathan Rissman, both of whom have worked extensively with Madonna on her feature films and tour movies.

[10/21/16 - 09:55 AM]
David Blaine Is Back With an Extraordinary Special, "David Blaine: Beyond Magic," Airing Tuesday, November 15, on ABC
Following his critically acclaimed ratings smash "David Blaine: Real or Magic," Blaine returns with his most revealing performance yet.

[10/21/16 - 09:35 AM]
Video: Netflix's "Haters Back Off!" Star Miranda Sings Shares Some of Her Favorite Things
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[10/21/16 - 09:31 AM]
Video: Netflix Unveils The Ivory Game Trailer and Poster
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[10/21/16 - 09:29 AM]
Premiere Date Change - A&E Network Will Now Air Original Docu-Series "The Killing Season" on November 12
The newcomer will now roll out with back-to-back episodes one week later than previously announced.

[10/21/16 - 09:24 AM]
No One Can Hear You Scream: Investigation Discovery's All-New Series "Dead Silent" Premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 9/8C
In the six-part series, myth, urban legend, and horror movie dread collide to showcase real-life, dark and twisted tales too frightening to be imaginary.

[10/21/16 - 09:02 AM]
Oxygen Media Strikes Again with New True Crime Series "Killision Course" Premiering Saturday, November 5th at 9PM ET/PT
The four-episode, genre breaking series, recreates true stories of murder connecting the victim, accomplice and killer, on a joy ride of suspense, betrayal and obsession.

[10/21/16 - 08:47 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Holds Off Competition with NFL
The Eye wins the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[10/20/16 - 03:55 PM]
Oxygen Media Tests the Bonds of Friendship When New Competition Series "The Battle of the Ex-Besties" Premieres Tuesday, December 6 at 11PM ET/PT
Hosted by Sibley Scoles, the series follows fourteen former BFFs who are forced to confront - and hopefully forget - past differences in order to win a life-changing $100,000 grand prize.

[10/20/16 - 01:49 PM]
Investigation Discovery Delivers Nearly One Million Viewers for World Television Premiere of "Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four"
Investigation Discovery further spins the numbers for Saturday, October 15.

[10/20/16 - 01:04 PM]
Investigation Discovery Looks at When Happily Ever After Goes Horribly Wrong in All-New Series "Married with Secrets"
The new eight-part series premieres Tuesday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c.