NBC’s Michelle Beadle will host a new talk show on the NBC Sports Network. In other news, ESPN’s lead NBA team will call a pair of games on Christmas Day, and former “SportsCenter” anchor Craig Kilborn has filmed a pilot for CNN.
- Beadle to Co-Host New NBCSN Show: Former ESPN personality Michelle Beadle told the Sports Media Weekly podcast last week that she will co-host a new, daily talk show on NBC Sports Network starting in February. Titled “The Crossover,” the half-hour show will feature a blend of sport and pop culture. (Sherman Report, Fang’s Bites)
- Breen, Van Gundy, to Call Two Christmas Games (Again): The lead ESPN NBA broadcast team of Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy will call the Knicks/Lakers and Nuggets/Clippers NBA games on Christmas Day, marking the second-straight year the duo has called two games on the holiday. Unlike last year, when they flew from Dallas to Oakland to cover Heat/Mavericks and Clippers/Warriors, Breen and Van Gundy will not have to travel this year. (ESPN Media Zone)
- Fmr. ESPN Anchor Kilborn to Get Another Chance: Former “SportsCenter” anchor Craig Kilborn, who left the network to host the first incarnation of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” will reportedly get a chance to host a new talk show. According to TVNewser and the New York Daily News, Kilborn recently taped a pilot for a “potential news satire show” that would air on beleaguered network CNN. (TV Newser, New York Daily News)