ESPN Scripted Gambling Series ‘Tilt’ to Premiere in January

Aug 23, 2004  •  Post A Comment

ESPN will debut its second scripted dramatic series, “Tilt,” set at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, in January. “Tilt” will air at 9 p.m. (ET) Thursday nights beginning Jan. 13. The one-hour show will explore the drama of high-stakes gambling and the action away from the table. “Capitalizing on the incredible popularity of the ‘World Series of Poker’ and ‘Playmakers,’ ‘Tilt’ promises to put the audience at the table and into the lives of the characters,” said Mark Shapiro, ESPN executive VP, programming and production. Brian Koppelman and David Levien wrote and will direct the pilot episode. They will also serve as executive producers and write a number of the episodes for the ESPN Original Entertainment series.