Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable, the new studio show hosted by sportswriter and Miami radio host Dan Le Batard, will premiere on Monday, September 12th. The 30-minute program, from the creators of Pardon the Interruption (PTI), will air weekday afternoons at 4 p.m. ET as part of ESPN2’s revamped afternoon lineup.
The Cuban-American Le Batard, who viewers may know as a frequent guest host on PTI, is known for being a witty contrarian with a distinctive voice among sports media personalities. Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable is formatted to showcase Le Batard’s “questionable” approach to sports commentary highlighting his thoughtful, humorous, and sometimes thoroughly misguided perspective on the world of professional sports.
In another highly questionable move, the show will feature Le Batard’s 72-year-old Cuban father, Gonzalo Le Batard, to collect and give voice to the most compelling sports questions of the day, bicker a bit, and generally seem rather unimpressed with his son’s take on things. The show will frame itself around a series of questions about the most topical stories and sports figures of the day combined with hypothetical questions that prompt speculative but engaging answers and debates. Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable will also feature prominent guest figures from around the world of sports and will encourage viewer input via digital and social media.
“We have worked closely with Dan and the show’s producer Erik Rydholm to make sure the program captures Dan’s distinct personality and his ability to connect with sports fans across platforms, as he has demonstrated with his newspaper column and radio show,” said Marcia Keegan, VP of Production at ESPN. “Given the popularity of our afternoon lineup of discussion and debate shows, we know that our audience is drawn to accessible and engaging personalities so we expect Dan’s smart yet irreverent take on sports combined with the often diverting and occasionally thoroughly pointless interaction with his father to make for an oddly compelling program. If nothing else, don’t say we never take chances.”
Le Batard is currently a columnist for the Miami Herald where he began his career in 1990 after graduating from the University of Miami. Additionally, Le Batard is the host of the “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” on WAXY-AM in Miami.