ESPN Adds MLB Network Program to Lineup

‘Intentional Talk’ to air in afternoons on ESPN2

After cutting about 100 staffers, ESPN said it would be adding MLB Network’s studio show Intentional Talk to the afternoon lineup on ESPN2 starting May 1.

Related: ESPN Layoffs Affect About 100 Employees

Intentional Talk will continue to appear on MLB Network in its regular 5 p.m. timeslot. 

During the baseball season Intentional Talk will air from 4 to 5 p.m. on ESPN2, while in the offseason, a half-hour version will air.

Intentional Talk provides us with a highly-entertaining, weekday afternoon MLB presence as we have with other signature sports properties. Intentional Talk joins Baseball Tonight, our long-standing MLB studio show, as a second and distinct MLB studio offering. The move provides us with more baseball studio content than we’ve ever had,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN executive vice president, programming and acquisitions.

Chris Rose and Kevin Millar will continue to co-host Intentional Talk, which will continue to be produced by MLB Networks.

Many of the people fired by ESPN this week covered baseball, including Doug Glanville, Dallas Braden, Raul Ibanez, Jayson Stark, Doug Padilla and Jim Bowden.