Sports | February 25, 2020 9:13 am

ESPN Canceling “High Noon” With Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre

Launched with much fanfare in 2018, the show will go off the air at the end of March

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An ESPN afternoon talk show that was launched with much fanfare in 2018 will be going off the air just a few months into 2020.

Featuring Bomani Jones and Pablo Torre, High Noon was overseen by Erik Rydholm, the same producer behind ESPN hits like Pardon the Interruption, Highly Questionable and Around the Horn.

Regardless, Rydholm’s touch wasn’t enough to save the show from “poor viewership” and after already cutting it down from one hour to 30 minutes and moving its time slot, ESPN will cut bait with High Noon for good at the end of March.

Despite time being up for High Noon, it sounds as if Torre, a Harvard graduate who used to write for ESPN the Magazine and Jones, who has a master’s degree in economics and hosts The Right Time podcast, will still have roles at The Worldwide Leader.

“Co-hosts Pablo Torre and Bomani Jones are extremely talented, and they helmed what we believed was a smart and nuanced show,” ESPN said in a statement to the Sports Business Journal. “Unfortunately not enough people agreed with us. We look forward to discussing with them how to best utilize their talents across a variety of ESPN platforms.”

For now, High Noon’s time slot will be filled by Jalen & Jacoby, a program starring former NBA player Jalen Rose and host David Jacoby.

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