Michelle Beadle’s ‘The Crossover’ Gets Cancelled As NBC Sports Chooses to Focus on Hockey
After rising to national fame as co-host of ESPN’s SportsNation show, Michelle Beadle decided to leave the network in 2012 to join NBC Sports. She eventually became the host of Access Hollywood and then began hosting her own show at the start of 2013. The Crossover debuted on January 28th and was supposed to act as a meeting point for sports, pop culture and entertainment. However, due to low ratings, it’s been announced that the show has been cancelled.
Beadle acknowledged the news on Twitter:
Crossover is donzo. Thanks 2 the crew who tried their damnedest. I’ll let ya know what’s next. Access Hollywood on NBC- Blake Shelton 2nite
— Michelle Beadle (@MichelleDBeadle) September 25, 2013
Instead of continuing to pour money into the failing show, NBC Sports has decided to turn its focus to the return of the NHL:
“With the NHL returning, we decided to focus on our core sports and have created vertical programming blocks in that time period to do that. We look forward to Michelle Beadle and the production team continuing their work on other NBC Sports Group properties,” read the official statement from the network.
This is unfortunate news for fans of Beadle. She’s very popular for being outspoken and taking a no-nonsense approach to sports reporting and of course she’s easy on the eyes at the same time. On top of that, I find it to be awesome that she’s a huge pro wrestling fan.
Clearly, she still has employment as host of Access Hollywood, so she’ll be fine. But hopefully she gets back into the sports world before too long.