ESPN sets NFL studio team


Former NFL players Keyshawn Johnson and Emmitt Smith, and ex-NFL coach Bill Parcells will be the new faces on ESPN's "Monday Night Countdown" pre-game show for the upcoming season.

Johnson and Parcells will be in the studio at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn., while Smith will join Steve Young on location in the city where the game is being played.

"This is, bar none, the most impressive group of NFL analysts and experts ESPN has ever had," ESPN executive vp production Norby Williamson said. "From the studio to the site of each week's Monday Night Football game, we will entertain fans and deliver all the information they crave about the NFL."

Trey Wingo will host "NFL Live" on Mondays from 3:30 p.m.-4 p.m. and be the new host of NFL PrimeTime, airing from 4-5 p.m.

ESPN will also introduce a new NFL show on ESPN Radio on Fridays at 7 p.m. The will include Johnson, Parcells and Chris Mortensen. And a new ESPNEWS Fantasy Insider Show will air on Sundays at 11 a.m. with Matthew Berry, Howie Schwab and ex-NFLer Merill Hoge.
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