WE posted about the show earlier in the week, and showed a preview, now we’re finding out just how much money is being paid to its stars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter:
It’s a big, costly swing for the network, including leasing a 21,000-square-foot studio and office complex in Manhattan’s South Street Seaport and nearly $15 million in talent salaries ($6.5 million for Greenberg, 50; $5 million for Beadle, 42; and $3 million for Rose, 45, sources say). Greenberg has worked with Rose on various ESPN platforms but never with Beadle, who returned to the network in 2014 after less than two years at NBC.
“So much of television news and information programming really comes down to the cast you put together,” he said. “We’ll be somewhere on the spectrum between straight news and all-argument.”
It’s good to see athletes aren’t the only ones getting over paid. This is a big gamble on a new show, and time will tell if the show can recoup its costs. That being said, most everything ESPN does always gets scrutinized, and will have its fair share of haters.
Will there be an audience? I just hate how all ESPN does nowadays is the fake arguments shows. Just doesn’t come across as authentic. Take a look below to see a preview.