ESPN to debut new daily studio show NBA Today hosted by Malika Andrews. The show replaces The Jump and is set to premiere on October 18th.

What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced they are launching a new studio show, NBA Today, on Monday, October 18th. The new show will premiere ahead of the 2021-22 NBA regular season which starts on October 19th.
  • ESPN NBA journalist Malika Andrews serves as host of the new program as part of her multi-year contract extension.
  • Joining Andrews for the show and making up the NBA Today panel are:
    • Kendrick Perkins
    • Chiney Ogwumike
    • Vince Carter
    • Zach Lowe
  • Other contributors include:
    • Adrian Wojnarowski
    • Ramona Shelburne
    • NBA reporters from around the league
  • In addition to in-studio content, fans can expect to have updates and segments from various locations across the nations as NBA Today travels to NBA events such as the NBA Finals for on-site shows.
  • NBA Today will broadcast from ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center airing Monday-Friday from 3-4 pm ET on ESPN and the ESPN App.
  • The premiere show of NBA Today will air on ESPN2.
  • NBA Today replaces ESPN’s The Jump as the network’s daily NBA studio show. The final episode of The Jump airs Friday, October 8th.

What They’re Saying:

  • David Roberts, ESPN Senior Vice President, NBA and Studio Production: “NBA Today will provide in-depth, comprehensive daily coverage of all aspects of the NBA. Malika, who is a phenomenally talented commentator, will run point on a show that will feature a vibrant cast of expert analysts who all offer distinct perspectives on the game. Through the contributions of our wide array of NBA reporters, the show will be both newsy and timely with an eye towards the biggest games around the league that day.”
  • Malika Andrews: “It’s an incredible time to cover the NBA – a league that is full of characters and stories that have resonance far beyond the sports world. Our goal every day is to deliver information and analysis to our viewers that can’t be gleaned anywhere else. I’m so excited to showcase the league and the talented reporters, analysts and insiders on our team.”