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FSN to Launch Highlights Show

6/02/2006 2:51 AM Eastern

FSN will take a run at ESPN’s SportsCenter franchise with a nightly half-hour sports-highlights show beginning next month.

The Final Score highlights show, which network officials said will place less emphasis on the anchors than SportsCenter, will enable viewers to quickly catch up on major events from across the country. The show, which will feature a revolving lineup of hosts from various Fox Sports media outlets, will run weekdays at 11:30 p.m., after FSN’s Best Damn Sports Show Period, Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9 p.m. beginning July 3, according to FSN executives.

“Unlike the vast sea of sports highlights shows, where the hosts have become the centerpiece rather than the highlights and where content has been infused with extraneous commentary, Final Score offers fans precisely what they are looking for:  Very simply, nothing but highlights,” said Final Score executive producer Rick Jaffe in a statement.