Changes Coming to ESPN2 Afternoon Line-Up

With the departure later this month of Jim Rome to CBS Sports, ESPN is changing around its afternoon line-up of shows on ESPN2.

Beginning January 30th, ESPN Audio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, will expand to one hour beginning at 2:00p.m. ET.  NASCAR Now will move into the 3:00p.m. ET slot beginning February 13th.  Existing ESPN2 weekday shows will see their times shift with Best of First Take (rebranded from 1st and 10) airing at 3:30 p.m.; Numbers Never Lie (4 p.m.) and Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable (4:30 p.m.). SportsNation remains in its 5 p.m. slot.

Here is the revamped line-up in table form:

New ESPN2 Lineup, begins Jan. 30, 2012 (Times ET)

2-3 p.m.                     Best of Mike and Mike (expands by 30 minutes)
3-3:30 p.m.                Nascar Now (returns Monday, Feb. 13)
3:30-4 p.m.                 Best of First Take
4-4:30 p.m.                Numbers Never Lie
4:30-5 p.m.                Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable