Highly Questionable is no more. The daily sports talk television program on ESPN is getting canceled. The final episode of the show is set to air on Friday.
ESPN announced on Thursday morning that the “spirit” of the show will live on in a new digital series.
“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.”
Dan Le Batard and his father were the main personalitis on the show, but Le Batard has since left the network at the start of the year. The show was carried on by other hosts, but it never had the same feel after the original host left.
Likely in its place will be Max Kellerman’s new show, This Just In, which will air daily at 2 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
“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,” ESPN announced.