According to The Hollywood Reporter, ESPN Hollywood, the sports giant's attempt to bridge the gap between the sports world and Hollywood, has been canceled. The half-hour show was hosted by former Cold Pizza co-host Thea Andrews and former Saved by the Bell co-star Mario Lopez.
It was recorded every weekday afternoon from ESPN's studios at KTLA-TV in Los Angeles, then broadcast at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The last show will air January 26. The fate of many of the employees who began work on ESPN Hollywood when it bowed in August hasn't yet been determined; executives said they were trying to find places for them. Still uncertain, too, are the ESPN futures of Andrews and Lopez. Veteran ESPN producer Bill Bonnell, who moved to California to take the reins of the show, will return to the network. Even as ESPN Hollywood executive producer, Bonnell remained in charge of the network's Grand Slam Tennis coverage.