LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FUEL TV (www.fuel.tv), Fox Sports Media Group’s dynamic entertainment and sports network for young males, announces the development of an irreverent, slightly raunchy, high-energy debate-format show “Master Debaters With Jay Mohr.” The original series, hosted by renowned actor and comedian Jay Mohr, premieres on FUEL TV Wednesday, September 7, at 10:30PM ET/PT.
“Master Debaters With Jay Mohr” features an opinionated celebrity panel discussing universal, evergreen topics guys relate to such as sports, entertainment and girls. Mohr, the show’s executive producer, is joined weekly by a panel that includes former Major League outfielder Eric Byrnes who played for five teams during his 11-year career and comedian Na’im Lynn. Special guests including Ron Artest, Michael Rapaport, Mark McGrath, Jason Ellis, Bryan Callen, Kevin Frazier, Jeremy Roenick and Ralphie May join in the group discussions each week. DLP Entertainment is producing the series for FUEL TV and Nikki Cox is a producer.
“This is a raw, fast-paced list show where guys debate random topics that they really care about,” says Mohr. “Our goal is to create an atmosphere where dudes talk about all the things they’re already discussing with their friends.”
“I think Jay is one of the funniest comics around today,” says George Greenberg, FUEL TV Executive Vice President and General Manager. “He is a rare talent who can maintain being funny and still host a show.”
Every 30-minute episode features three topics of typically interest men, like the most impressive ‘Rocky’ victory, worst sports mascot or the hottest TV star. The panel engages in fun, funny and sometimes heated discussions as they attempt to set rankings within these various categories.
Mohr is a comedian, actor, radio host and best-selling author. He worked with the Fox Sports Media Group in the past on Fox Sports Net’s “NFL This Morning” and done voice over for “Beyond The Glory.” In addition, he starred in the CBS scripted comedy “Gary Unmarried,” has worked for ESPN, Saturday Night Live, and been in more than 25 films including “Jerry Maguire.” Mohr is a regular guest host on the nationally syndicated Jim Rome Show, and still performs stand-up comedy.
“Master Debaters With Jay Mohr” premieres on FUEL TV Wednesday, September 7, at 10:30PM ET/PT.
FUEL TV is the only cable and satellite television network that features the exciting world of adrenaline and thrill-seeking sports and the stories that surround them. This new generation of sports provides a rich landscape of some of the most vibrant and action-packed television entertainment in the world. See why young adrenaline sports fans call FUEL TV the channel they never turn off. FUEL TV, part of FOX Sports Media Group, was launched July 1, 2003 and is seen in more than 30 million U.S. homes and can be accessed by broadband, mobile devices and other digital platforms such as iTunes®. FUEL TV programming is available in more than 50 countries around the world with 24/7 channels operating in Australia and Europe. To subscribe to FUEL TV, call 877-4-FUEL-TV. For program times and other information, visit www.fuel.tv.
FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 27 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.
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