From Broadcasting & Cable:
ESPN has cancelled Quite Frankly, a nightly talk show hosted by Steven A. Smith since its August 2005 inception. The show’s finale was to air Friday night.
The show was once looked upon as a possibility to fill the late-night talk show void that ESPN has long considered.
And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. But they were tears of joy. “Screamin A. Smith” has his uses, but I didn’t think this was one of them. He’s best in small doses talking NBA hoops. I actually enjoyed him very much during last year’s NBA Draft coverage.
I know I’m not alone in wishing that ESPN would return to a more serious form of sportscasting. “Sportscentury” & “Outside the Lines” are examples of ESPN at its best. Oh, and bring back Roy Firestone!