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Late Night Hockey Show On Versus

from Michael McCarthy of USA TODAY,

Versus is rolling out a new late-night TV hockey show called NHL Overtime to replace the cancelled sports show featuring Jenn Sterger, the woman at the center of the Brett Favre sexting scandal.

The one-hour show will premiere Nov. 15 and include game highlights, postgame player interviews, features and discussion. It will also delve into intercollegiate and international hockey.

NHL Overtime will take over the Monday-Thursday, 11 p.m. ET time slot previously occupied by TheDaily Line where Sterger served as co-host. The show flopped badly, averaging only 53,000 viewers per night and a minuscule 0.06 rating.

“It’s another way we are super-serving the hockey fan better than anyone else,” said Marc Fein, Versus executive vice president of programming. The “place for the hockey fan will really be Monday-Thursday at 11.” He declined to comment on air-talent for the show.

Charles Coplin, the NHL’s executive vice president of content, said the new show will be a “a win-win for hockey fans everywhere.”

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Awesome.  Versus is doing a great job.

Posted by Heaton on 11/09/10 at 11:09 PM ET

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I’m sure it’s just a coincidence that this news breaks the same day it’s announced ESPN is interested in the the NHL TV rights. 

What took Versus so long?  They should have had this years ago, if they were really that committed to hockey.

Posted by Lex Talionis on 11/10/10 at 12:31 AM ET

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Lex, you’re expecting ESPN to be MORE committed to Hockey than Versus is right now?

I remember how it used to be there, it was terrible.  Mocking hockey during Sportscenter then showing games at night?  Sweet, can’t wait.

Posted by Heaton on 11/10/10 at 01:07 AM ET

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