Tuesday, April 22, 2008
In years past it has been Mike and Mike that hosted the annual spelling be for ESPN, but it looks like that has changed. This upcoming year will be Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron and someone by the name of Erin Andrews. Via The Futon Critic....
Emmy Award-winning Tom Bergeron ("Dancing with the Stars," "America's Funniest Home Videos") hosts live television coverage of the final championship rounds of "The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee," FRIDAY, MAY 30 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), live from Washington, DC. Preliminary championship rounds will air live earlier in the day on ESPN, which has televised the Bee in its entirety since 1994. ESPN's live telecast (simulcast on ESPN360.com) is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., ET. ESPN360.com will provide coverage of the quarterfinal rounds from 2:00-5:30 p.m., ET on Thursday, May 29 on ESPN 360.com. ESPN sideline reporter Erin Andrews will be a correspondent for both the ABC and ESPN broadcasts.Mike and Mike had done it for the past few years, and I don't know if they are just spread to thin to do it, but this is just another thing in a laundry list of assignments they've been taken off of. Chris McKendry is also involved in the broadcast to some degree.
Tom Bergeron Hosts "The 2008 Scripps National Spelling Bee" (The Futon Critic)