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ESPN Greenlights Talk Show

Jan 11, 2005  •  Post A Comment

ESPN has greenlighted a talk show starring “SportsCenter” commentator Stephen A. Smith, the network announced Tuesday during its panel session at the Television Critics Association’s semi-annual press tour.

The show, “Quite Frankly,” is described as a sports-driven cross between “The O’Reilly Factor” and “Oprah” and will debut in June on ESPN2.

The sport networks also has tapped “Playmakers” creator John Eisendrath to shoot a pilot for a boxing series slated for late 2005 or early 2006. The title was not announced.