The Sideline Princess will anchor a new primetime college football show for Fox, which is attempting to bolster its coverage of the sport this year. She'll also contribute “significantly” to Fox's coverage of the NFL and MLB.
Andrews will host FOX’s new prime time college football pregame show and will make significant contributions to the network’s NFL and MLB coverage, along with other sports properties, as part of a multiyear deal announced by FOX on Sunday.
“Opportunities to add someone of Erin Andrews’ caliber don’t come along often and we’re thrilled to welcome her back to the FOX Sports family,” said Eric Shanks, executive producer, co-president and COO, FOX Sports Media Group. “Erin is one of the hardest-working, most-respected individuals in sports television and we expect her to have an immediate impact. In addition to having her anchor our new college football show and studio coverage, we expect her to be a big contributor to our MLB and NFL coverage as well as other major events.”
The new pregame show sounds a little like a combination of NBC's “Football Night in America” and ESPN's “College Gameday”: It promises to be a prime-time show that airs live from stadiums, while also presumably showing highlights from the afternoon games.
And so now we have to ask the million dollar question (for Fox): Will Andrews's move make you watch more pregame coverage on Fox? Or will you still stick with ESPN?