ESPN has announced two new shows coming to its late-night programing block geared toward young, multicultural sports fans. Now or Never and Ahora o Nunca are set to debut on January 28 on ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes.

What’s happening:

  • ESPN will welcome two new shows to its late night line up that will focus on the what’s happening in pop culture and sports.
  • Now or Never will debut on ESPN2 and Ahora o Nunca will debut on ESPN Deportes. Beginning on January 28, the show will air Monday through Friday at 2 am ET/ 11 pm PT.
  • Now or Never and Ahora o Nunca will offer a new take on sports, with a laid-back vibe for the late-night fan.
  • Fans can expect the co-hosts to have fun with sports headlines and reactions, chat about the latest news on movies, music, E Sports, celebrity culture and much more.
  • The shows will feature social content that incorporates viewer interaction and engagement.
  • The shows’ co-hosts will be:
    • Steve Covino
    • Rich Davis
    • Janelle Marie Rodriguez
    • Mauricio Pedroza
    • Herculez Gomez

What they’re saying:

  • Freddy Rolón, vice president and general manager, ESPN Deportes: “We are excited to add these new shows to our programming line-up to serve a young, multicultural audience in English and Spanish. This unique format will bring together a diverse group of voices, whose experience will drive conversations beyond sports and tackle pop culture news, on-and-off the screen.”

About the hosts:

Now or Never

  • Steve Covino and Rich Davis, currently co-host Covino & Rich on ESPN Radio and SiriusXM’s Faction Talk channel. They come to ESPN with a plethora of sports and pop culture experience. The pair have worked as television hosts and have hosted numerous red carpet events and private parties for ESPN and Rolling Stone, as well as numerous Super Bowl weeks, and the MLB All-Star Week, on behalf of SiriusXM.
  • Janelle Marie Rodriguez is a South Florida native who began her career at a young age, making regular television appearances and her acting debut on TNT’s series The Last Ship. She has interviewed many high-profile celebrities, including Steven Spielberg, Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana. She was nominated as Best Actress in a Webseries at The Official Latino Short Film Festival for her work on the digital network Flama, and was recognized as the first Latina to host MONSTER JAM in the U.S. Rodriguez will serve as the bilingual co-host and appear on both shows.

Ahora o Nunca

  • Mauricio Pedroza, was discovered in Mexico City in 2006 when he participated on ESPN Deportes’ Dream Job, a nationwide casting event centered around the World Cup. Pedroza has become one of the most recognized young faces on the Spanish-language network. He has served as co-host of Nación ESPN and Cronómetro, among othersHe started his career at ESPN anchoring SportsCenter.
  • Herculez Gomez joined ESPN as a soccer analyst in January 2017, after announcing his retirement from professional soccer. The 17-year veteran of Mexico’s Liga MX and Major League Soccer serves as a studio analyst on ESPN’s English and Spanish-language networks. He appears primarily as a pundit on ESPN FC, and as a studio analyst for the network’s coverage of Major League Soccer, U.S. Men’s National Team, and other international soccer competitions. On ESPN Deportes, he serves as an analyst on signature soccer studio programs including Fuera de Juego and Fútbol Picante.
 
 

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