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ESPN on host hunt

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ESPN is trolling for one new SportsCenter host.

The sports network is plotting a new reality show, Dream Job, a search for
a new sportscaster a la American Idol: Search for a Superstar.

Contestants will have to show their skills in four key areas: sideline
reporting, anchoring, play-by-play and interviews.

The winner of the series gets a one-year contract on SportsCenter.

The winner may not necessarily get the plum 11 p.m. edition of SportsCenter.

"They could get the 2 a.m. SportsCenter on a Tuesday night," quipped
executive vice president of programming Mark Shapiro.

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