Sources: FS1 Not Renewing "Garbage Time" With Katie Nolan In Current Format
FS1's "Garbage Time" will not be renewed "in its current format as the show’s contract with the network expired after the Super Bowl," according to sources cited by Ben Koo of AWFUL ANNOUNCING. One possibility for the program is becoming an "entirely new show, but keeping the Garbage Time name." The show, which was hosted by Katie Nolan and won a Sports Emmy last year for Outstanding Social TV Experience, was "one of the few bright spots for a network that has failed to find its footing" outside of live events. The decision "wasn’t too surprising to many as Nolan was one of the more popular personalities on the network and her exposure was limited in a weekly half-hour show that required months off in between seasons." FS1 reportedly is looking to launch a weekday morning show prior to "Undisputed," and there is "some speculation Nolan could potentially slide into a hosting role." However, sources said that Nolan moving to a "daytime program with a more ensemble talent lineup is unlikely" (AWFULANNOUNCING.com, 2/23). This comes as FS1 is canceling "Fox Sports Live" and not renewing the contracts of hosts Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole.
REMEMBER ME? SPORTING NEWS' Michael McCarthy cited sources as saying that broadcaster Josh Elliott and his reps have "opened talks" with Fox Sports National Networks President Jamie Horowitz about a "possible role" at FS1. Horowitz is a "fan of Elliott's from their days together at ESPN." Sources said that the timing "could be right" for Elliott, who since leaving ESPN in '11 has worked for CBS, NBC and ABC, to "make his dramatic return to sports" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 2/22).