Where do you set a sports talk show if you’re launching a pop-culture/satire network targeting young viewers? In a tricked-out suburban basement, silly! Fusion, the new ABC/Univision joint venture debuting Monday, announced this morning its new “outrageous” half hour of sport-talk mayhem, Sports Talkers, which the network promises, takes sports commentary to the next level. Set in what Fusion described as “tricked out suburban basement”, where three members of comedy troupe Harvard Sailing Team – Rebecca Delgado Smith, Adam Lustick, and Billy Scafuri – will combine elements of talk radio, late-night comedy, and improv performance to create what Fusion, continuing the Parents’ Basement motif, called a “a moth-balled quilt” that begins with sports and ends with “Talkers.” “This show will do for talking about sports what talking about sports has done for sports,” said David Javerbaum, the former EP and head writer for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart who is overseeing content for Fusion’s nightly block of satire programming.
Showrunner is Geoff Haggerty, repped by Principato-Young Entertainment. Smith is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment, Paradigm, and attorney Melissa Fox. Lustick is repped by Black Box Management and Gersh. Scafuri is repped by Gersh. Showrunner Geoff Haggerty is repped by Principato-Young Entertainment.