Numbers Never Lie

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Numbers Never Lie
Starring Michael Smith
Jemele Hill
Country of origin United States
Production
Location(s) Bristol, Connecticut
Running time 60 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ESPN2
Original run September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12)  – 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).[1]

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smeltz, Nate. "ESPN2's Numbers Never Lie". frontrow.espn.go.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "ESPN2’s Numbers Never Lie Announces New Additions Jalen Rose and Hugh Douglas". espnmediazone.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  3. ^ Greenberg, Chris (2 June 2012). "Charissa Thompson on SportsNation: ESPN Replaces Michelle Beadle". huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 26 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "ESPN Fires Hugh Douglas Following Racial Altercation". Yahoo!. 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-08-13.