Another minority lead show on ESPN is getting canceled.
Sports Business Journal’s John Ourand reported on Monday that the staff of “High Noon,” which is hosted by Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre, was informed by ESPN executives that the show was being canceled. The last episode of the show will be in late March.
High Noon was said to be averaging 330,000 viewers in the first quarter of 2020, which is below the 404,000 of Highly Questionable and 380,000 for Get Up!
High Noon debuted in 2018 as an hour-long topical debate show that had a time slot to match its name — noon ET. Shortly afterward, the Network moved the show to 4 p.m. and cut the run time to 30 minutes.
The news of the cancellation didn’t sit well with the co-host and some former ESPN employees, especially one Jemelle Hill.
While Hill suggests that something behind the scenes is going on, one thing is for sure, ESPN believes it’s a hot-take world and intellectual program like High Noon doesn’t cut it in today’s 250 character settings.