[10/04/12 - 10:18 AM]
ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo Gets Multi-Year Extension; Show gets New Name and Logo
"The Scott Van Pelt Show" - simulcast on ESPNEWS each afternoon - will now be known as "SVP & Russillo."

[via press release from ESPN]

Ryen Russillo Gets Multi-Year Extension

Show Gets New Name and Logo

ESPN Radio's Ryen Russillo has agreed to a multi-year contract extension, prompting a change to the name of the network's afternoon show from The Scott Van Pelt Show, to SVP & Russillo (1-4 p.m. ET M-F, simulcast 1-3 p.m. ESPNEWS).

Russillo was named co-host of ESPN Radio's Scott Van Pelt Show in May, 2009. Additionally, Russillo hosts the network's College GameDay (noon-7 p.m. Saturdays throughout the football season).

"Over the last three years The Scott Van Pelt Show has been my number one priority, and I couldn't be happier, that for the next few years it will remain my priority," Russillo says. "I believe in the direction of this show and am really looking forward to where we are going."

Hear SVP & Russillo talk about the show's new name and the co-host's new deal

Read Russillo's thoughts on Tweeting, following and being followed in under 140 characters

Russillo joined ESPN Radio in February 2006, and has hosted NBA Sunday with Jamal Mashburn, The Baseball Show, and the NFL Draft. He has also filled in on talk shows including Tirico and Van Pelt, and The Herd with Colin Cowherd.

Prior to joining ESPN, Russillo was a sports voice in Boston, Mass. where he was a Comcast Sports Network studio host and NBA analyst, and a Sporting News Radio host. Previously, he was play-by-play voice of the Trenton (N.J.) Thunder, the Boston Red Sox Double A team. Russillo, a native of West Tisbury, Mass., is a 1997 graduate of the University of Vermont.

The Scott Van Pelt Show made its debut on ESPN Radio in July, 2009. The show's format is to present two friends and passionate fans talking sports with their listeners, leaning on their expertise and experience (Scott's SportsCenter, golf and college sports; Ryen's the NBA and college football from hosting ESPN Radio's College GameDay) to discuss and debate the day's biggest sports stories.

SVP & Russillo features the "Best Available Video" (2:58 p.m. ET on ESPNEWS); "Carl's Stone Cold Lock of the Century of the Week" (animation, Fridays during the NFL season) special NCAA Final Four brackets decided by listener votes (in 2012 Tupac Shakur bested Eminem in the MC Bracket finals in a close race), and Scott's "One Big Thing," (daily at 2:45 p.m.) among the features that showcase their personalities.

Join SVP & Russillo: Ideas for a "Best Available Video" can be shared on Twitter using #bestavailablevideo Twitter: @SVPandRussillo E-mail: SVPandRussillo@espnradio.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/svpandrussillo

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[10/09/15 - 04:00 PM]
NBC Picks Up the Back Nine Episodes of "Blindspot"
The drama has scored as the fall season's #1-rated new series in adults 18-49.

[10/09/15 - 03:50 PM]
MTV's "Teen Wolf" Sinks Teeth Into New York Comic Con, Reveals New Trailer, New Night and a Shocking Return
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[10/09/15 - 02:35 PM]
CBS Orders "American Gothic," A New Drama Series from Steven Spielberg's Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios, For Broadcast in Summer 2016
Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin Television, James Frey of Full Fathom Five and Corinne Brinkerhoff, who is writing the script, will serve as executive producers.

[10/09/15 - 01:27 PM]
"Blindspot" Is Television's #1 Gainer in Total Viewers for a 2nd Straight Week
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[10/09/15 - 12:51 PM]
Disney XD Orders Second Season of Animated Series "Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy"
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[10/09/15 - 12:36 PM]
Pop on Over to Joy Behar's Place for Some "Late Night Joy" on TLC
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[10/09/15 - 12:24 PM]
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[10/09/15 - 10:55 AM]
CBS News Continues to Grow in Audiences and Key Demographics
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[10/09/15 - 10:41 AM]
ABC to Bump "Beyond the Tank" Indefinitely; "Shark Tank" Repeat Set for Tuesday, October 13
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[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
Esquire Network Orders New High-Octane Competition Series "Team Ninja Warrior"
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[10/09/15 - 10:18 AM]
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[10/09/15 - 09:57 AM]
"Fear the Walking Dead" Delivers the Highest-Rated First Season of Any Series in Cable History Among Total Viewers and All Key Demos
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[10/09/15 - 09:36 AM]
Live + 3 Day Ratings: ABC's "Quantico" Is the Season's First New Scripted Show to Grow Over Its Debut in Adults 18-49
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[10/09/15 - 09:20 AM]
ABC Family Announces January 2016 Premiere Date for Its Returning Hit Series "Pretty Little Liars"
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[10/09/15 - 09:06 AM]
Disney's "The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar" Primetime Television Movie Event to Air on Disney Channel
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