Considering “Highly Questionable” was a Dan Le Batard show, you knew it was just a matter of time before they got rid of it.
They are moving on to more social media-style shows that are strictly for the TikTok generation.
ESPN will be launching a new digital series Debatable, on Oct. 4. The show will be available every weekday with new 45-60 minute episodes debuting exclusively on ESPN’s Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube accounts and the ESPN App – making it the first show the network has launched in this model.
Highly Questionable, which launched on the network in 2011, will have its final airing on Sept. 10 (2:30 p.m., ESPN2), but the spirit of that show will carry into Debatable. The familiar cast will take on the most compelling topics from around the sports world with even greater depth and digression. More details will be announced soon.
As for Max Kellerman, he gets his own show that is basically a 1-hour hot take show that he can put his own spin on things without Stephen A. Smith yelling at him.
On Tuesday, Sept. 14, ESPN will premiere This Just In hosted by Max Kellerman at 2 p.m. ET on ESPN. The live, one-hour show will provide all the latest news, opinion, and analysis on the day’s trending and under-the-radar afternoon headlines and look ahead at potential news-making moments that evening. Kellerman will also regularly be joined by ESPN’s industry-leading lineup of sport-specific insiders and analysts to go inside every breaking story and development from new angles.
“With the addition of This Just In, we’ve added yet another opportunity for live reaction in a key timeslot,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president & executive editor, production. “Max is always able to successfully connect and resonate with fans in meaningful ways across platforms, and it’s great to have him leading this new show.
Lastly, in a sad move, ESPN bumped Jalen and Jacoby from ESPN to ESPN 2.
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