The SEC and ESPN announced on Thursday a partnership that will create the SEC Network and broadcast Southeastern Conference-centric programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the next 20 years. While live sporting events will be the cornerstone of the new network’s programming, there is still a large void to fill with original content. Presented here is a sneak peek at some of the football related shows that the SEC Network will air. These are in addition to the daily hour-long program that features commissioner Mike Slive swimming in a pool of money, Scrooge McDuck-style.
Hush Money with Gene Chizik (Travel/Adventure)
Free from the time demands of coaching responsibilities and flush with cash from a multimillion dollar buyout, former Auburn head coach Gene Chizik traverses the globe, taking viewers along for the ride in this exciting travel series. Watch as Coach Chizik runs with the bulls in Spain, scales Mount Kilimanjaro and finds charming hideaways in the Swiss Alps, all while attempting to maintain a straight face when questioned about improprieties during his tenure at Auburn.
BOOM! (Hidden Camera/Reality)
In this hybrid of Candid Camera and Undercover Boss, Florida coach Will Muschamp gives unsuspecting people surprise motivational speeches in his unique, high-energy manner. If Coach Muschamp sees a hot dog vendor getting sloppy with ketchup or a jogger not keeping up the pace, watch him pounce in to deliver the Boom!
B1G Science Theater 3000 (Comedy)
Whenever an SEC team is scheduled to play a Big 10 team we take you inside the film room where viewers join the football team as they provide humorous commentary and make off-color jokes about the content of the awful viewing they are forced to endure.
The New Victory Garden: (Educational/Nature)
LSU head football coach and horticultural expert Les Miles revives this classic PBS staple as he tours the botanical gardens and athletic fields of the Southeast. Join Coach Miles as he teaches viewers how to grow, care for, and cook the bounty of fruits, vegetables and grasses native to the region. Programming Note: The use of closed captioning is recommended as most viewers may have a difficult time understanding Coach Miles. The scheduled runtime is 30 minutes, although this is purely a guideline since clock management is not Coach’s strong suit.
This where-are-they-now series profiles former SEC football coaches driven out of the league thanks to Nick Saban. While some coaches moved on to less strenuous leagues such as the PAC-12 or Big 10, others were harder to track down but have some fascinating stories. Series producers found Houston Nutt hunting feral hogs in East Texas, Derek Dooley attempting to turn around a struggling Hot Dog on a Stick franchise in Sherman Oaks, and Phil Fulmer living under a bridge in Johnson City. Future episodes will focus on Mark Richt, Dan Mullen and Gary Pinkel.
Wild On: (Travel/Entertainment)
An updated version of the old E! series hosted by Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football takes viewers along as he searches the world on a quest to find the biggest and best parties, festivals and celebrations. From Mardi Gras to Spring Break to the Strawberry Festival in Plant City, FL, wherever there is fun to be had Johnny will be there. Programming Note: Texas A&M compliance reminds viewers that all expenses are paid by the Manziel family and there is absolutely no reason to think anything to the contrary.
Great Moments in Kentucky Wildcat Football: (Sports)
Programming Note – series cancelled due to lack of material.
Sisyphus: (Game Show)
In this weekly game show B1G commissioner Jim Delany challenges SEC commissioner Mike Slive to a different contest, only to lose in humiliating fashion. Challenges range from putting to pentathalon, beer pong to bench presses, and jump rope to Jenga. Hosted by Paul Finebaum.