Skip to comments.Keith Olbermann, ESPN to Part Ways Once Again
Posted on 07/08/2015 6:54:23 PM PDT by Beave Meister
Keith Olbermann is exiting ESPN once again.
The television personality, who rejoined the sports network in August 2013, won't be renewing his deal to anchor his ESPN2 program. The news follows a THR report on July 1, noting that ESPN management floated an ultimately unworkable caveat: that Olbermann cease engaging in commentary.
"Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN," the network said in a statement. "While the shows content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith nothing but the best and trust that his skill and ability will lead him to another promising endeavor.
Network executives also floated the idea of having Olbermann take his show to the network's headquarters in Bristol or to the Los Angeles facility rather than the ABC News Times Square studio in New York that ESPN leases for Olbermann - a move that would save ESPN $40 million at a time when the sports leader is feeling a financial pinch from its Disney corporate parents. ESPN president John Skipper has been given a mandate to cut $100 million from the network's budget next year and $250 million in 2017.
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“From way downtown, BANG!”
Rumor has it he is negotiating a deal with the home shopping network.....
Don’t their hosts need to be likable to get hired?
Worst political hack.....ever. Piers Morgan is a close second.
Olbermann fired again? Who’da thunk it?
Even Evil has standards...
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“Keith is a tremendous talent who has consistently done timely, entertaining and thought-provoking work since returning to ESPN,” the network said in a statement. “While the shows content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction. We wish Keith nothing but the best and trust that his skill and ability will lead him to another promising endeavor.
Translation: “We fired his sorry a$$ because he was such a loser, lost us viewers placing us behind CNN with its 3 viewers, and hope that he steps out in front of a bus and dies before he can ruin some other business”.
You should definitely restart your Keith Overbite poll.
Fantastic, another soccer hater bites the dust.
Arf, arf !
Queue “Another One Bites the Dust”! ;-)
Oh, yah, ESPN and Disney....I forgot the
connection. Does that mean that the gig as
Goofy at Disneyland is also off the table
for Mr. Slobbermann? Maybe Keith should
consider applying for a job as test pilot
for Preparation H.
You’re a daisy if you do....
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