Hosts Michael Smith and Jemele Hill embraced debate on "Numbers Never Lie,'' featuring sports discussions based on analytics. But because new-age stats and ``boring'' are often found in the same sentence, and to focus more on opinions and less on data, "Numbers ..." became His & Hersin 2014. Inspired by Smith and Hill's successful same-named podcast, launched in 2012, the hourlong weekday TV program spotlights the hosts' chemistry as they talk about sports. Interviews and contributors remain in the mix, as well as the show's popular whiteboard videos.
Type: Talk Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
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His & Hers was a sports discussion show hosted by Michael Smith and Jemele Hill; it was televised by ESPN2 as part of its weekday lineup of studio programs. Originally premiering as the statistics-oriented program Numbers Never Lie, the program soon dropped its focus on metrics and became a statistics-based sports discussion program, leading to its eventual re-branding in November 2014.
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The series originally premiered on September 12, 2011 as Numbers Never Lie; initially co-hosted by Charissa Thompson, the program focused primarily on statistics and analytics (hence its name) and was positioned as being of interest to fantasy sports fans. Previously, the show included contributions by ESPN NBA analyst Jalen Rose and frequent ESPN NFL contributor Hugh Douglas. However, the focus on statistics was eventually downplayed in favor of a conventional debate and discussion format similar to other ESPN daytime programs, albeit one with statistics as a talking point. According to Smith, ESPN's staff felt that viewers were being alienated by the program's focus on “hard analytics”. He also remarked that the title of the program had become “deceiving” due to these changes in its format. 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. On October 27, 2014, ESPN announced that the program would be re-branded as His & Hers on November 3, 2014, after Smith and Hill's ESPN podcast of the same name. On October 11, 2016, ESPN announced that Smith and Hill had been promoted to hosting a re-launched evening edition of SportsCenter, SC6 (replacing Lindsay Czarniak, who was going on maternity leave, but was to return in a different role at ESPN afterward), beginning on February 6, 2017, and that His & Hers would be eventually discontinued. Its final episode aired on January 6, 2017.
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