Paul Finebaum is known for his hot takes on the world of college football, and specifically on college football in the SEC, and those hot takes are going to keep coming hot and heavy for an extra hour on The Paul Finebaum Show.
ESPN is announcing that Finebaum will be expanding his show by one hour, and that hour will be exclusively on ESPN2 for a television-only audience. The show’s extra hour will begin on Wednesday, August 16th and run through the end of December, effectively covering the meat of the college football season.
ESPN’s Executive Vice President, Burke Magnus, had this to say about the move:
“With the addition of The Paul Finebaum Show to the ESPN2 afternoon lineup, we are super-serving college football fans hungry for discussion and analysis about their favorite teams,” said Burke Magnus, executive vice president, programming and scheduling, adding, “Paul’s distinctive interview style and ability to tap into the passion of real college football fans will undoubtedly translate into a new must-see hour of original programming on ESPN2 this fall.”
It’s not like Finebaum will be staying later, either. In fact, he’ll be coming in earlier. His current show goes live at 3 p.m. ET and runs through 7 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio as well as on the SEC Network, Monday through Friday.
The newly added hour will actually be on ESPN2 before the 3-7 version of the show, meaning Finebaum will be fresh and ready to go as he brings his latest and great thoughts, comments and guests from the world of college football. And of course, the SEC.
For what it’s worth, Finebaum seems excited about the added hour of programming.
Finebaum said, “The great actress, Mae West, once said, “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.’’ That’s how we feel about adding an extra hour of the show. Simply put, 20 hours wasn’t enough. Seriously, we are delighted to add an additional hour a day this fall to provide college football fans just a little more time to devour the sport.’’
Finebaum’s show has been on ESPN Radio and SiriusXM since 2013. It made its way onto the SEC Network in 2014, helping him become a household name — especially in SEC Country — among college football fans.