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The Best Current ESPN Shows

Updated April 19, 2021 5k votes 865 voters 19.5k views26 items

List RulesVote up your favorite ESPN TV series that are currently airing new episodes.

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. Here, you'll find every ESPN series currently airing, ranked by user votes. If you're wondering what's showing on ESPN right now, and which shows are the best, look no further.

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. 

With so many great ESPN shows on now, it's hard to pick just one as the best of the best. Vote your favorite current ESPN shows to the top of the list! And if you like ESPN's shows, check out our list of the best sports talk shows.

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    Tony Reali, Michael Wilbon
    435
    160

    Premiered2001

    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 is  ...more
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    Dan Rather, Magic Johnson
    230
    98

    PremieredOctober 6, 2009

    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 world  ...more
  • 3
    Neil Everett, Jalen Rose
    246
    121

    Premiered1979

    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. Originally  ...more
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    Desmond Howard, Lou Holtz
    174
    87

    Premiered1987

    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-or-less as  ...more
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    Mike Ditka, Cris Carter
    113
    63

    Premiered1985

    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 10  ...more
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    Jalen Rose, Bob Knight
    125
    82

    Premiered2005

    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 the  ...more
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    Laura Rutledge, Mina Kimes
    93
    58

    Premiered1998

    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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    Steve Young, Mike Ditka
    87
    62

    Premiered1993

    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 Prime  ...more
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    Lou Holtz, Mark May
    77
    56

    Premiered1999

    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 until  ...more
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    Tony Reali, Woody Paige
    165
    149

    Premiered2002

    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 with  ...more
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    Skip Bayless, Jay Crawford
    270
    263

    Premiered2007

    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 a.m.  ...more
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  • 12
    Michael Jordan, Phil Jackson
    39
    20

    PremieredApril 19, 2020

    The Last Dance (ESPN, 2020) is an American sports documentary miniseries directed by Jason Hehir. Focusing on the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, the docuseries follows Michael Jordan's career and his final  ...more

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    Bob Griese, Doug Flutie
    55
    46

    Premiered2007

    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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    Ron Jaworski
    52
    46

    Premiered1993

    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 NFL  ...more
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    John Kruk, Orel Hershiser
    57
    51

    Premiered1990

    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 Radio at  ...more
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    Lisa Salters, Jeremy Schaap
    50
    45

    Premiered2007

    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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    Lou Holtz, Robert Smith
    52
    49

    Premiered2001

    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 Scoreboard  ...more
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    Dan Le Batard, Gonzalo Le Batard
    160
    183

    PremieredSeptember 12, 2011

    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, the  ...more
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    Mike Greenberg, Michelle Beadle
    101
    113

    Premiered2018

    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.  ...more
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    Bob Ley, Jeremy Schaap
    65
    74

    Premiered1990

    ESPN Outside the Lines Sunday is a TV program.  ...more
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    Adam Schefter, Chris Mortensen
    39
    48

    Premiered2013

    NFL Insiders (ESPN, 2013) is an American National Football League studio television show. Multiple segments look at headlines, highlights and stats of NFL games and players.  ...more
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    Magic Johnson, Hannah Storm
    53
    67

    Premiered2002

    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 each  ...more
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  • 23
    Michelle Beadle
    60
    86

    Premiered2009

    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 60%  ...more
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  • 24
    LeBron James, Doris Burke
    14
    20

    Premiered1982

    The NBA on ESPN refers to the presentation of National Basketball Association games on the ESPN family of networks. The ESPN cable network first televised NBA games from 1983 to 1984, and has been  ...more
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  • 25
    33
    52

    Premiered2011

    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 is  ...more
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