“Mike & Mike,” ESPN Radio’s morning show hosted by Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic, will originate from ABC’s Times Square studio beginning the day after Super Bowl 50, Feb. 8, 2016.
Its new location will be directly above ABC’s “Good Morning America” studio, which, ESPN explained in a release, “will allow for a wider variety of in-studio voices from the world of entertainment and pop culture for ‘Mike & Mike’ as the shows work together on bookings.”
GMA contributors will also appear when opportunities arise (for example, Robin Roberts on sports, GMA legal analyst Ryan Smith discussing legal matters or ABC News chief meteorologist Ginger Zee on weather’s affect on sports). When appropriate, Golic and Greenberg will also appear on GMA. The production teams will work together to create content for both shows as news dictates.
The new iteration will include an ensemble cast, more New York-based sports and celebrity guests and more on-camera guests from remote locations, instead of via phone.
“The physical move to New York combined with a strong working relationship with ABC will help evolve it into a very powerful and engaging morning sports entertainment talk show,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, programming and production.
In addition to content opportunities across programs, the move will facilitate ad sales — by giving ESPN and ABC sales teams the opportunity to sell packages across networks.