MSG Networks has rebooted “People Talking Sports,” including Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson and NetsDaily mainstay Bryan Fonseca. Episode 1 is Thursday night.
Brooklyn Nets followers will be very familiar with at least two of the co-hosts for MSG Networks’ People Talking Sports, which will air its rebooted debut episode Thursday night following the New York Knicks postgame show.
Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson, a former Nothin’ But Nets contributor and friend of the site, co-hosts the show, along with Bryan Fonseca of NetsDaily. Jennifer Williams and Fernando Perez are the other co-hosts.
The show was originally launched in July 2017 with star Sam Morril and correspondent Liz Gonzales.
The rebooted version of the show, sponsored by Kia Motors USA, is a spin on the popular Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Four people, one Kia, riding around the city talking New York sports.
Fonseca announced some of the details via Twitter on Wednesday.
In an email with Scoop B, he detailed some of the specifics of the revamped 30-minute show.
“We’ve been working on this project and concept since December — taping, meeting, auditions … and now it’s here.”
The Knicks tip off against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, with the postgame show due to wrap up at around 10:30 p.m.
There will be insight about New York’s sports teams from people who follow them on a daily basis. Robinson’s ties to the Nets go back to the 1990s, when as a 12-year-old he hosted Nets Slammin Planet with Lynn Wilson, former Net Albert King and WFAN host Evan Roberts.
The executive producer of that show was current Brooklyn Nets radio play-by-play voice Chris Carrino.
Fonseca co-hosts the Ain’t Hard to Tell Podcast with Dexter Henry and creates content for NetsDaily as well as SLAM Online, MSG Networks, Backpack Broadcaster, the Queens Ledger and Sports Fan Journal.
Williams is a sports reporter with FOX5NY and Perez covers world football — known to we Americans as “soccer” — for Bleacher Report.