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The Best Current ESPN Shows  

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Wondering what to watch on ESPN? The sports network has been around for decades, airing both sports matches and television that features commentary, sports history, and more. If you're a sports junkie, there are plenty of current shows to help you learn more about the games you love. Browse this list of ESPN programs below for suggestions! 

Many ESPN series feature discussion and analysis of sports. The popular Around the Horn is a roundtable discussion show in which commentators argue about sports to earn points and win debates regrading recent headlines. Mike & Mike is a talk show that dissects the latest sports news. Other ESPN shows currently airing include Highly Questionable, First Take, and Outside the Lines. Whether you're a fan of basketball, baseball, hockey, or anything else, there's plenty of programming on now to keep you up to date with all the biggest stories in the sports world. 

Which program the best? Vote your favorites to the top of the list! 

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Pardon the Interruption is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Tony Reali, Michael Wilbon, Tony Kornheiser
Pardon the Interruption is a sports television show that airs weekdays on various ESPN TV channels, TSN, ESPN America, XM, and Sirius satellite radio services, and as a downloadable podcast. It ...more
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30 for 30 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Dan Rather, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan
30 for 30 is the umbrella title for a series of documentary films airing on ESPN and its sister networks and online properties. The series highlights important people and events in the sports ...more
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SportsCenter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Neil Everett, Jalen Rose, Jenn Brown
SportsCenter is a daily sports news television program and the flagship program of American cable and satellite television network ESPN since the network's launch on September 7, 1979. ...more
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First Take is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Skip Bayless, Jay Crawford, Dana Jacobson
First Take is an American morning sports talk program on ESPN2 and ESPN2HD. Two back-to-back two-hour episodes air each weekday from Monday through Friday, with the live episode airing from 10 ...more
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College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
College GameDay Desmond Howard, Lou Holtz, Mark May
College GameDay is an ESPN entertainment show previewing college football games. It first aired in 1987 with Tim Brando as host and Lee Corso and Beano Cook as commentators. Beginning ...more
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Sunday NFL Countdown is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Mike Ditka, Cris Carter, Ron Jaworski
Sunday NFL Countdown is a pregame show of all the NFL action for that week. The official name is Sunday NFL Countdown presented by Snickers. The show airs on ESPN, ESPN HD, TSN and TSN HD from ...more
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College GameDay is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Jalen Rose, Bob Knight, Rece Davis
College GameDay is an ESPN program that covers college basketball and is a spin-off of the successful college football version. Since debuting on January 22, 2005, it airs on ESPN Saturdays in ...more
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Around the Horn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Tony Reali, Woody Paige, Tim Cowlishaw
Around the Horn is a sports roundtable discussion show conducted in the style of a panel game that is produced by ESPN. The show premiered on November 4, 2002 as a replacement for Unscripted ...more
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Highly Questionable is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Dan Le Batard, Gonzalo Le Batard, Bomani Jones
Highly Questionable is a daily sports talk television program that airs daily on ESPN at 4:30 PM Eastern. Created as a vehicle for Miami Herald sportswriter and ESPN contributor Dan Le Batard, ...more
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The Jump is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
The Jump is a British television series that follows celebrities as they try to master various winter sports including skeleton, bobsleigh, speed skating, ski cross and giant slalom. Davina ...more
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Monday Night Countdown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Steve Young, Mike Ditka, Cris Carter
Monday Night Countdown, which debuted in 1993 on ESPN, is a television program featuring analysis and news on that night's NFL match to be broadcast on ESPN. The show was originally titled NFL ...more
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College Football Final is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
College Football Final Lou Holtz, Mark May, Chris Fowler
College Football Final is a one hour program totally devoted to college football and airs every Saturday night during the college football season. It was previously named College Gameday Final ...more
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NFL Live is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
NFL Live is a National Football League studio show, currently airing Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m ET ESPN. Formerly known as NFL 2Night, the program is one of the only NFL-related studio ...more
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Outside the Lines is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Bob Ley, Jeremy Schaap
ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday is a TV program.
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NFL Insiders is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
NFL Insiders (ESPN, 2013) is an American a National Football League studio television show. Multiple segments look at headlines, highlights and stats of NFL games and players.
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NBA Countdown is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
NBA Countdown Magic Johnson, Hannah Storm, Stuart Scott
NBA Countdown, is a weekly, thirty minute pregame show airing prior to each National Basketball Association telecast on the American Broadcasting Company and ESPN. NBA Countdown typically airs ...more
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College Football Scoreboard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
College Football Scoreboard Lou Holtz, Robert Smith, Mark May
College Football Scoreboard is a program on ESPN and ESPN2 that provies up to the minute scores and highlights during the college football season. The official name is College Football ...more
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College Football Live is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Bob Griese, Doug Flutie, Desmond Howard
College Football Live is a show that airs weekdays on ESPN or ESPN2, and ESPNU. Its premiere was on Monday, July 23, 2007. Rece Davis is the lead host, but it also features ESPN college football ...more
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E:60 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
E:60 (ESPN, 2007) is an American sports newsmagazine and sports news documentary television series. The show features investigative journalism, focusing upon news, issues, and other stories in ...more
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NFL Matchup is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
NFL Matchup Ron Jaworski
NFL Matchup is a National Football League preview show that airs every week during the regular season and playoffs. As of 2006, the official name is State Farm NFL Matchup, and it is produced by ...more
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Get Up! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Get Up! (ESPN, 2018) is an American sports talk morning television program. Host Mike Greenburg is joined by rotating guest hosts to discuss sports news, opinion, and analysis.
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Baseball Tonight is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
John Kruk, Orel Hershiser, Tino Martinez
Baseball Tonight is a program that airs on ESPN. The show, which recapitulates the day's Major League Baseball action, has been on the air since 1990. Its namesake program also airs on ESPN ...more
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Intentional Talk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Intentional Talk Chris Rose
Intentional Talk is an hour long and a 30-minute long talk show shown live Monday-Friday at 5:00 ET on MLB Network. Hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar talk about the major events in baseball. It ...more
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SportsNation is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
Michelle Beadle
SportsNation is a sports-related television program that airs on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews. The series is based on SportsNation, the fan forum and poll section of ESPN.com. The show is typically ...more
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ESPN Sports Saturday is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Current ESPN Shows
ESPN Sports Saturday
ESPN Sports Saturday is an American sports anthology television program that is broadcast on the American Broadcasting Company. Produced by sister cable sports network ESPN and currently hosted ...more