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ESPN’s Mayne man for ‘Drill’

Trivia gameshow debuts this fall

Kenny Mayne, anchor of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” has inked to host “ESPN’s 2-Minute Drill,” a new sports trivia gameshow to bow on the cabler Sept. 11.

Twenty-six episodes of the half-hour show will be taped in New York this fall. Initially, they will appear Mondays with two reruns per week. An extra Thursday edition is slated to begin Oct. 12.

“The show was always developed with Kenny Mayne in mind, and we’re delighted that he has agreed to do it,” said show’s developer, Michael Davies, exec producer of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”

Since joining the network in 1994, Mayne has served as host for various ESPN shows, including ESPN2’s “SportsSmash,” “SportsNight,” “RPM 2Day” and “RPM 2Night.”

In other ESPN news, the cabler announced Wednesday the sale of all available national 30-second-spot packages for its upcoming telecast of extreme sports competition “X Games” for the sixth year in a row.

Event will air on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC Sports Aug. 19-26. Advertisers include Adidas, AT&T, Mountain Dew, Pontiac Aztec and Taco Bell.

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