April 15, 2015
Grantland Basketball Hour to Air Six Episodes During NBA Postseason
Begins with Playoff Preview Shows April 16 – 17
Grantland Basketball Hour will air six one-hour episodes during the NBA playoffs beginning this Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. In addition, hosts Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose will also present two later shows which will focus on the NBA Draft and free agency period.
On Thursday, the first of two playoff preview shows will feature Grantland’s Zach Lowe and special guest JJ Redick of the Clippers to discuss key playoff storylines. Friday’s playoff preview show on April 17 will countdown “The 25 Most Intriguing People of the NBA Playoffs.”
Segments of the show will also be featured on Grantland.com, B.S. Report podcasts and incorporated into various ESPN platforms, including SportsCenter.
|Date||Time (ET)||Show Title||Network|
|Thu, Apr 16||7 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Playoff Preview Show||ESPN|
|Fri, Apr 17||7 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Playoff Preview Show||ESPN|
|Sat, Apr 18||1:30 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Playoff Preview Show (Re-air)||ABC|
|Tue, May 12||7 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Playoff Show||ESPN|
|Tue, Jun 2||7 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Playoff Show||ESPN|
|Mon, Jun 8||7 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Finals Show||ESPN|
|Mon, Jun 15||10 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Finals Show||ESPN|
|Mon, Jun 23||7 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Draft Show||ESPN|
|Thu, Jul 9||7 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Free Agency Show||ESPN|
|Sun, Jul 12||2 p.m.||Grantland Basketball Hour Free Agency Show (Re-air)||ABC|
*Schedule and times are subject to change. Please check your local listings.
Grantland Basketball Hour, produced from ESPN’s Los Angeles Production Center as one of the first television extensions of ESPN’s Exit 31 initiative, aired several one-hour, prime-time episodes throughout the NBA regular season on ESPN. In addition, re-airs were seen regularly on ESPN2 and at times on ABC.
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