MSG Networks Announces Launch of Late-Night Sports Series, People Talking Sports* (*and Other Stuff), Starring Comedian Sam Morril

By GlobeNewswire,  June 20, 2017, 10:36:00 AM EDT


NEW YORK, June 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A new late-night sports show is coming to MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN). Today, MSG Networks announced the launch of its new weekday thirty-minute program, People Talking Sports* (*And Other Stuff), starring New York sports super-fan and comedian Sam Morril. All summer long beginning July 10th, People Talking Sports* (*And Other Stuff) will air Monday - Thursday at 11:00PM EST. The show's ‘Opening Monologue' each night will simultaneously run on MSG Network's Facebook Live Page (facebook.com/msgnetworks).

Morril, a native New Yorker who grew up watching and cheering for New York sports teams, is one of the fastest-rising stand-up comics in the country.  Named one of Comedy Central's "Comics to Watch," Morril has been featured on Last Comic Standing, Conan, Inside Amy Schumer, and Fox News' Red Eye.

Morril will combine his fanaticism for New York teams and reputation as one of comedy's best joke writers to headline MSG Network's brand new late-night series. He will discuss the latest sports topics, from a fan perspective, with a variety of sports guests and other celebrities four nights a week.

"I love MSG, I love the Knicks and cheer for most New York teams, and I'm a native New Yorker," said Morril.  "I'm excited to bring an amazing and innovative show to the network. I don't want to make any guarantees, but I believe the momentum from my soon-to-be hit show will carry the Knicks into next years' playoffs."

Each episode of People Talking Sports* (*And Other Stuff) will feature segments including an opening monologue; a panel discussion with a variety of athletes, personalities and celebrities; a pre-recorded taped sketch; and a closing montage.

In addition, Liz Gonzales will serve as a correspondent and occasional panelist for the show.  Gonzales has covered the Jets and Patriots and was a contributor for SB Nation.

All episodes of People Talking Sports* (*And Other Stuff) televised on MSG Networks will also be streamed on MSG GO, MSG Networks' live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers. MSG GO enables fans, whether at home or on-the-go, to watch all of MSG Networks' programming. MSG GO is available to subscribers of participating television providers who receive MSG Networks as part of their television subscription.

About MSG Networks Inc.

An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills.  Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming.  The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.

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Source: MSG Networks Inc.

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