REPORT: FOX’s “Undisputed” Taking Two Month Hiatus After Struggling To Find Replacement For Shannon Sharpe

Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed” is going to be off the air for sometime.

According to a report from Front Office Sports, the famous debate show is going to be taking a two-month hiatus because the network is have a difficult time finding a full-time replacement for Shannon Sharpe, who left the show earlier this summer.

Sharpe, who left the show following the conclusion of the 2023 NBA Finals, is rumored to be headed to ESPN and Skip is struggling to find a new debate partner.

“Instead, the risky two-month layoff was driven by Bayless and FS1 management’s inability to find a replacement for Shannon Sharpe, said sources,” Front Office Sports reported.


“There are plenty of potential Sharpe successors, ranging from the laid-off Keyshawn Johnson and Max Kellerman at ESPN to FS1 personalities LeSean McCoy, Nick Wright, Emmanuel Acho and Joy Taylor.

“But not many on-air talents want to take the hot seat opposite the domineering Bayless. To make matters worse, Bayless has the final say on everything internally at “Undisputed.” 

There have been some prominent names floated for Bayless’ debate partner, including Keyshawn Johnson and LeSean McCoy.

Lil Wayne is also reportedly expected to have a heavy role.