Bad timing, Lamar Odom: TMZ Sports is set to launch a breaking news series next Monday on Fox Sports 1.
The aptly named “TMZ Sports” will feature “exclusive up-to-the-minute, off-field stories and breaking news specifically focused on sports personalities making headlines around town,” per a Monday announcement.
The web-based TMZ Sports recently made national headlines breaking stories about Ray Rice’s domestic violence, Donald Sterling’s liberal use of the N-word during recorded private conversations, and the fallout from Odom’s heavy partying with Nevada prostitutes.
“TMZ Sports offers a window into the world where sport and celebrity cultures intersect — whether at a party, movie premiere or an ordinary day,” said Jamie Horowitz, president of Fox Sports National Networks. “To both avid and casual sports fans, these stories are captivating.”
“We’re incredibly excited to be on FS1,” TMZ Executive President Harvey Levin added. “We’re hoping our show adds a new dimension to sports coverage, and this network feels like the perfect place to park our humor, irreverence and news gathering.”
The executive producers of “TMZ Sports” are Levin and Evan Rosenblum. The show is produced by Harvey Levin Productions, Inc. and paraMedia, inc. in association with Telepictures.
The half-hour “TMZ Sports” debuts Nov. 9 at midnight ET. Beyond the premiere, the series will air Monday-Friday at 12:30 a.m. ET on FS1.