Numbers Never Lie
|Numbers Never Lie|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original run||September 12, 2011– present|
Numbers Never Lie (officially Numbers Never* Lie) is a 60-minute sports talk show that debuted on ESPN2 on September 12, 2011. Initially hosted by Charissa Thompson and Michael Smith, the program now features Smith and Jemele Hill as co-hosts. Previously, the show included contributions by ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose and frequent ESPN NFL contributor Hugh Douglas. Numbers Never Lie is a roundtable sports discussion program, with a focus on statistics and analytics (hence the name of the program).
Thompson left Numbers Never Lie in June 2012 to take over the co-host's role on SportsNation, and Smith was joined by rotating guest analysts until Rose and Douglas became permanent cohosts on September 10, 2012.
Jemele Hill replaced Rose as a co-host on June 3, 2013.
On August 13, 2013, ESPN parted with Hugh Douglas following an altercation with co-host Michael Smith.
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