Outside of SportsCenter, Pardon The Interruption is arguably ESPN’s most-successful show. It certainly fits that category among the “debate” shows.
Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have been hosting PTI since its debut in 2001. It airs daily at 5:30 p.m. E.T. on ESPN.
How much longer are Tony and Michael going to be hosting the show? Who will be replacing them when they decide to leave it?
We don’t know the answer to the first question. We don’t know the answer to the second question, either.
However, we do now know what Kornheiser thinks the answer to the second question should be.
“I say this without any particular chagrin or rancor, Pablo Torre and Bomani Jones will take over the PTI show. When the PTI show is done, Pablo & Bomani…that’s the natural fit,” he said.
Torch passing: "I say this without any particular chagrin or rancor, @PabloTorre & @Bomani_Jones will take over the @PTI show. When the PTI show is done, Pablo & Bomani…that’s the natural fit.” – Tony Kornheiser https://t.co/603WMniuF8
— Sports TV Ratings (@SportsTVRatings) April 25, 2018
Torre and Jones have co-hosted PTI when Kornheiser and Wilbon are off before. They’re set to have their own show on ESPN at some point in the coming months, too.
The new show, which has yet to be named, is supposed to be airing daily on ESPN at noon. Reports suggest it could debut sometime in June.
If that show is successful, a Pablo/Bomani tandem taking over for Michael and Tony certainly makes a lot of sense.