This month, ESPN+ is debuting a slate of new original shows and episodes. Joining the ESPN+ lineup are a series highlighting sports betting throughout history, a behind the scenes look at the 2020 NHL playoffs, a comedy commentary series, and more.
“Our new programming slate features a bit of everything, from sports legends to ESPN’s popular storytellers and diverse, fun personalities,” said Russell Wolff, executive vice president and general manager, ESPN+. “On ESPN+, we’re developing unique programming that captures the joy of sports, shares stories that fans want, and gives them access to the people, places and perspectives shaping the games and sports they love – all with the aim of entertaining viewers while making them smarter.”
New Series on ESPN+ Include:
Quest For The Stanley Cup – debuts September 2The behind-the-scenes documentary series chronicling the remaining eight teams in the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs returns in the midst of the NHL’s Phase 4 Return to Play. The first of six episodes will premiere Wednesday, September 2, exclusively on ESPN+ in the U.S.
Bettor Days – debuts September 3
Bettor Days is a dynamic show that takes a unique point of view on sports history — reliving it through the lens of a sports bet. From a Super Bowl win to a minor league mascot race — if there’s a game, someone has bet on it. In each episode, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg sits down with a different bettor and hears the upbeat, fun, and comedic tales of bets with high stakes and unbelievable consequences.
Roll the Tape – debuts September 7
Three friends – ESPN’s Christine Williamson, Treavor Scales and Gary Striewski – watch campy sports footage from the ESPN archive and offer wise-cracking commentary, all from their 90’s-style living room. Two new episodes will premiere during five consecutive days beginning on Labor Day, Monday, September 7. Among the many sports specialties the trio aim their living room wit at are celebrity arm wrestling, dog shows, street luge and paragliding, trapshooting, speed chess, hydroplanes and more.
New Episodes on ESPN+ Include:
Our Time: Oklahoma State Football – debuted
Thursday, August 13
A new multi-part, all-access documentary series featuring head coach Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State Cowboys football program. Premiering Thursday, August 13, on Big 12 Now on ESPN+, the series chronicles the completely unique circumstances of the Oklahoma State 2020 season – from navigating a global pandemic and pre-season controversy, to the urgency and uncertainty hanging over a new season with big preseason expectations and more. Our Time is produced by ESPN+, Sports & Story and JM Associates.
Detail: From the Mind of … Cal Ripken Jr.,
Joe Montana and Wayne Gretzky
Legendary hall-of-famers Cal Ripken, Jr., Joe Montana and Wayne Gretzky join the groundbreaking sports analysis series created by the late Kobe Bryant and Granity Studios. Montana and Gretzky will each look back and breakdown historical NFL and NHL games, respectively.
The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry
The Fantasy Show with Matthew Berry returned for the new Fantasy Football season last month, with new episodes coming in September. Embracing the fun spirit of fantasy sports, ESPN Senior Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry, Daniel Dopp and the unconventional cast of characters aim to make fantasy football players smarter and help them win their leagues with a mix of news and analysis presented with Berry’s signature smart, irreverent style.
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