The final episode of Sports Reporters is airing this weekend.
One of ESPN's longest-running shows is coming to an end this weekend.
On Sunday, the final episode of The Sports Reporters will air. It's basically been sports' version of Meet The Press, a talk-show in which some of the biggest names in sports journalism voice their opinions on what's been happening.
The show started running in 1998.
Here's what Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch, a prominent sports media critic, had to say about the show and what's happening next:
The long-running sports talk show began in 1988 and was a forerunner of the flood of shows that run in most major cities featuring members of the media debating, discussing and bloviating the news and issues of the week. What set the show apart—outside of many egoists that floated as panelists—was two hosts that gave the show gravitas: Dick Schaap, who hosted from 1989 to 2001; and John Saunders, who hosted from 2001 until his death in 2016.
ESPN will replace The Sports Reporters with an hour-long version of E:60, its long-running sports journalism magazine show. Outside The Lines is also expected to have a role in that show.
ESPN's TV lineup is changing a lot going forward.
You can view the new lineup here.