(Posted July 24, 2005 by Leah Yoakum)
Former "Saved By The Bell" actor Mario Lopez has been named the co-anchor of "ESPN Hollywood," ESPN 2's new show looking at the intersection between Hollywood and the sports world. Lopez will join co-anchor Thea Andrews, former co-host of ESPN 2's "Cold Pizza," on the Los Angeles-produced show that will air weekdays at 6 p.m. ET beginning Aug. 15. Andrews has been on the team for several months but ESPN Original Entertainment has been trying to find the right co-anchor ever since. "One of the things we liked about Mario is that he really knows sports and he's passionate about what this show is going to be," Bill Bonnell, co-executive producer of ESPN Hollywood, said Friday afternoon.