ESPN’s first scripted dramatic series, Playmakers, will premiere on
ESPN HD Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 9 p.m., officials said Monday.
"Being able to combine the detail of sport with a compelling dramatic series
in high-definition is something we are excited to offer our viewers for the
first time," ESPN executive vice president of programming and production Mark
Shapiro said in a prepared statement.
Playmakers is an ensemble drama about the behind-the-scenes and
off-the-field lives of the players, families, coaches and owner of a
Following its Aug. 26 premiere, 10 additional episodes of Playmakers
will air on ESPN HD each Tuesday night at 9 p.m., with repeats directly
following at 10 p.m. and midnight.