ESPN to Roll Out New Series

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A sports version of ABC's Nightline late-night news show and an early
morning sports-entertainment show are two of several new ESPN shows on tap to
premiere next year, according to network executives.

Executive vice president of programming and production Mark Shapiro --
speaking at an ESPN upfront presentation Tuesday -- said the network will extend
its Outside the Lines sports-newsmagazine show to primetime next
April.

Also set to premiere in fall 2003 is Cold Pizza, a daily, 7 a.m. to 9
a.m. skein ESPN executives describe as a Good Morning America for sports
fans.

The network also finalized a Nov. 4 launch date for its daily sports-talk
show, Around the Horn. The 30-minute show, hosted by ESPN boxing analyst
Max Kellerman, features several sportswriters discussing the sports issues and
news of the day, an ESPN spokeswoman said.

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