or


[02/28/14 - 10:01 AM]
ESPN to Mark "100 Days" to 2014 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, March 4
A special one-hour edition of "ESPN FC" on TV, the soccer highlights, news and information program, will air Tuesday on ESPN2 and WatchESPN.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN to Mark "100 Days" to 2014 FIFA World Cup on Tuesday, March 4

Three-Day Initiative Features ESPN FC TV Special, Seven FIFA Matches, Digital Content, and More

Tuesday, March 4 marks "100 Days" until the kickoff of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and ESPN, the official English language rightsholder in the U.S. - will celebrate the occasion with three days of special programming (March 3-5), extensive digital content on ESPNFC.com, coverage of seven FIFA matches and more next week.

A special one-hour edition of ESPN FC on TV, the soccer highlights, news and information program, will air Tuesday on ESPN2 and WatchESPN (5 p.m. ET). The program will include previews and discussion of World Cup 2014 and the launch of "American Underdogs," a multimedia series examining the 20th anniversary of the 1994 World Cup in the U.S.

Beginning Monday, ESPNFC.com, ESPN's multi-platform destination for global soccer news and information, will also mark "100 days" with a robust, three-day content initiative highlighting Brazil 2014 with digital video, stories and more. Highlights:

· "American Underdogs" - Part I: Part I of Roger Bennett's four-part series on the 20th anniversary of the 1994 World Cup looks at the buildup to the month-long event in the U.S.

· World Cup injuries report - Who's in, Who's out?: 100 days from kickoff of Brazil 2014, John Brewin scours the world of professional soccer to report key injuries going into the tournament.

· How does a Country win a World Cup, Gabriele Marcotti asks?

· Battling the Elements: Brazilian-based journalist Eduardo Alvarez takes an in-depth look at arguably the biggest opponents any team will face in Brazil - the climate and the travel.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4:

ESPN FC on TV - ESPN2 and WatchESPN at 5 p.m. Dan Thomas and former U.S. Men's National Team players Kasey Keller and Alexi Lalas will host. Analyst Alejandro Moreno, a former Venezuelan National Team player, will contribute from Atlanta, where he is calling Mexico vs. Nigeria (Wed., March 5 on ESPNEWS and WatchESPN at 8:30 p.m.). Highlights:

· ESPN FC pundits will discuss the top-10 on-the-field questions leading into World Cup.

· "American Underdogs" - Part III: Lalas, who played in the 1994 World Cup, discusses the legacy left by the month-long sports event in the United States

· Preview of the Wednesday, March 5, international friendly matches featuring key 2014 World Cup teams - the only FIFA-approved match date ahead of Brazil 2014

· ESPN FC on TV's European football experts Gab Marcotti and Raphael Honigstein will join the program to provide insight on the top European teams bound for Brazil

· A "100th Day Out" countdown graphic will be featured on-screen throughout the one-hour program and across other programs on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN Classic throughout the day to mark the occasion.

ESPNFC.com

· 10 Key Questions: Marcotti, Honigstein, Bennett, Fernando Duarte and Spanish football expert Sid Lowe answer the 10 most pressing questions going into the tournament.

· Club v Country: Simon Kuper tackles a recurring debate since the advent of professional soccer - the difference between playing club vs. national team football.

· What You Need to Know about Brazil: 100 days out, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine senior writer Wright Thompson will offer insight on what fans need to know as they plan their World Cup trip to Brazil.

· Part II - "American Underdogs": Bennett relives the 1994 World Cup through the eyes of some of the players.

· The Tactician: ESPN FC's leading soccer tactician Michael Cox offers an Xs and Os preview of the week's key FIFA international matches.

· World Cup Power Rankings: Reactions to ESPNFC.com's "World Cup Power Rankings," compiled by a collection of the site's leading football experts based on recent results, injury updates and most-recent team news.

· Photo Galleries: Still images from past World Cups featuring 100 iconic players and 25 special moments such as Zinedine Zidane's headbutt (2006), Landon Donovan's goal vs. Algeria, Brazil's 1970 title win, and more.

Original Digital Video Content on ESPNFC.com

· 100 Days in 100 Seconds: A montage of the road to Brazil 2014 through the Draw on December 6, 2013.

· Generation Next: A look at young players from top countries expected to emerge on the sport's biggest stage in Brazil.

· Tommy's Tips: ESPN FC's leading soccer prognosticator Tommy Smyth offers his top three tips for Brazil 2014.

· Top Goals in Qualifying: A montage of great goals from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.

ESPN Deportes

ESPN Deportes will present special features and analysis across television and radio studio programming: Raza Deportiva, Capitanes, Futbol Picante, Jorge Ramos y Su Banda, Fuera de Juego and SportsCenter.

ESPNDeportes.com will roll out World Cup-related content featuring wide-ranging stories and in-depth analysis. Highlights:

· "100 days, 100 stories," a series of in-depth stories around the teams, players and history of the tournament;

· Two special features - 100 days: In rush mode and The Security at the World Cup - on Brazil's preparation to host the month-long tournament;

· Video blog with analysis by soccer experts Jose Ramon Fernandez and Rafa Ramos;

· World Cup 5 on 5 - ESPNDeportes.com correspondents reporting from Brazil;

· A feature on World Cup through the years;

· Team news and analysis including player rankings and an interactive map of the teams.

ESPN Classic

ESPN Classic will show six matches from the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign, beginning at 11 a.m.:

· 11 a.m.: France vs. Spain (Stade de France in Paris)

· 1 p.m.: United States vs. Panama (CenturyLink Field in Seattle)

· 3 p.m.: Mexico vs. New Zealand (Estadio Azteca in Mexico City)

· 5 p.m.: Sweden vs. Portugal (Friends Arena in Solna, Sweden)

· 7 p.m.: United States vs. Costa Rica (Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.)

· 9 p.m.: United States vs. Mexico (Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio)

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5:

ESPN Networks to Cover Last Official FIFA Match Date Ahead of Brazil 2014

ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes and ESPNEWS will combine to present seven international matches on Wednesday, the final official FIFA match date before the 2014 World Cup, when all national teams can call in players from professional soccer teams during the season. The line-up of matches includes the U.S. Men's National Team vs. Ukraine, which Ian Darke and Taylor Twellman will call on ESPN2 (1:30 p.m.). Live coverage from across ESPN networks is available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN. Schedule:

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network(s)

Wed, March 5 1:30 p.m. Ukraine vs. USA ESPN2 / WatchESPN 2 p.m. Romania vs. Argentina ESPN3 / ESPN Deportes 2:45 p.m. Germany vs. Chile ESPN3 3 p.m. France vs. Netherlands ESPN3 3:45 p.m. Portugal vs. Cameroon ESPN3 4 p.m. Spain vs. Italy ESPN2 / ESPN Deportes / WatchESPN 8:30 p.m. Mexico vs. Nigeria ESPNEWS / WatchESPN

Additional TV and Digital Content:

ESPNFC.com and ESPN FC on TV will offer extensive coverage of the day's international matches.

· ESPN FC on TV will air a 30-minute post-match edition (following Ukraine-USA) at 6 p.m. on ESPN2

· ESPNFC.com will feature the "FC Boot Room" coverage for eight FIFA matches - Ukraine vs. USA; England vs. Denmark; Belgium vs. Ivory Coast; France vs. Netherlands; Portugal vs. Cameroon; Spain vs. Italy; Mexico vs. Nigeria; and South Africa vs. Brazil - including reactions as it happens.

· Soccer in the Shadows - Part III: The Legacy of the Class of '94.

· Post-match and on-site coverage of Ukraine vs. USA and Mexico vs. Nigeria matches.

ESPNFC.com on "How Brazil was Built"

The site will launch a series of insightful features on the rich tradition of Brazilian football and its impact on the nation's culture.

· Marcotti on the evolution of Brazil's style

· Tim Vickery, ESPNFC.com's Brazilian-based journalist, takes a look at where the World Cup preparations stand, 100 days out

· Lessons Learned - the impact of Brazilian football by Molyneux Carter

· Fernando Duarte on the futsal-beach soccer culture in Brazil

· Eduardo Alvarez on "Samba" style





  [february 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)











[10/21/14 - 08:42 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Demos for Fifth Consecutive Week
Plus: The CW's "Jane the Virgin" grows by a tenth of a ratings point in its second week.

[10/20/14 - 03:29 PM]
"Gold Rush" Season Five Premiere Tops Cable Television on Friday
Discovery spins the numbers for Friday, October 17.

[10/20/14 - 02:02 PM]
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting to Perform Original Song for 100th Episode Of "Hawaii Five-0," Nov. 7
The song, titled "All For One," will premiere during the broadcast of the milestone episode.

[10/20/14 - 01:20 PM]
CMT's Highest-Rated Series Ever "Party Down South" Keeps the Party Going This Holiday Season with Two All-New, One-Hour Specials
"Party Down South: Drunksgiving" airs Thursday, November 20 followed by "Party Down South: Christmas Hangover" on Thursday, December 18.

[10/20/14 - 01:19 PM]
HGTV and DIY Network Greenlight Seven New Series
"America's Most Desperate Kitchens," "Log Cabin Living," "Shalina Joy Project" and "Real Estate Riches" are on tap at the former while "First Time Flippers," "Miami Rehab" and "The Treehouse Guys" are coming to the latter.

[10/20/14 - 12:42 PM]
Discovery Fit & Health Pulls Back the White Curtain on Outrageous Medical Emergencies When "Untold Stories of the ER" Returns with the Craziest Cases Special and 100th Episode
The 100th episode kicks off all-new episodes, beginning Friday, November 14 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
Three Families Are "Risking It All" for a Life Off the Grid
TLC's latest original series premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 12:22 PM]
"Real World: Skeletons" Set to Premiere December 16, 2014 at 10:00 PM ET/PT on MTV
This season, the series begins in the traditional way with seven strangers moving into an old nightclub turned fabulous urban loft in Chicago's West Loop, but each of these roommates has skeletons in their closets.

[10/20/14 - 12:18 PM]
USA Network Orders Third Season of Breakout Comedic Reality Series "Chrisley Knows Best"
Plus: look for a half-hour "Chrisley" holiday special set for this December.

[10/20/14 - 12:10 PM]
Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor to Perform Duets with Top Country Acts on "The 48th Annual CMA Awards"
Grande will be joining two-time CMA Vocal Group of the Year Little Big Town for an on-air collaboration.

[10/20/14 - 11:51 AM]
ABC Family Invites Fans to Tweet the "Dearly Departed" During a Halloween Special of "Pretty Little Liars," Airing Tuesday, October 21
Janel Parrish ("Mona"), Andrea Parker ("Mrs. DiLaurentis") and Bryce Johnson ("Det. Darren Wilden") will live tweet with fans during the East Coast broadcast.

[10/20/14 - 11:49 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Premieres Thursday, October 30th at 8:00PM ET/PT
The series takes a closer look at two major entertainment stories that are making headlines today: the Transgender movement and Depression in Comedians.

[10/20/14 - 11:06 AM]
Live + 7 Ratings: ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder" Is the Week's #1 Biggest Gainer in TV Playback in Adults 18-49
ABC further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.

[10/20/14 - 11:04 AM]
A Wedding, a Breakup and a Divorce?! Don't Miss the "Total Divas" Mid-Season Finale Sunday, October 26 at 9pm ET on E!
Plus: WWE(R) Diva Alicia Fox(TM) and WWE Diva Paige(TM) joint the cast when new episodes resume Sunday, January 4 at 10:00/9:00c.

[10/20/14 - 10:55 AM]
CBS Freshman Dramas Post Strong Second-Week Live +7-Day Lifts
CBS further spins the numbers for the week of September 29-October 5.