ESPN sets originals block


ESPN is launching a Sunday-night original block Jan. 20 to showcase its
growing portfolio of entertainment programming.

The three-hour block will feature series and specials, as well as ESPN's
first original movie, A Season on the Brink: The Bob Knight Story, which
will airMarch 2.

Mohr Sports, a new series hosted by Jerry Maguire star and
comedian Jay Mohr, debuts Feb. 9.

The first episode of Down Low: Life in the D-League, a new series on
life in the National Basketball Association's new developmental league, will
premiere in the block.

ESPN will rotate in several existing series, including talk show Pardon
the Interruption
, documentary-style Sidelines and The

Come spring, the block will be moved to another -- still undecided --