What Happened to Skip and Shannon: Undisputed? Explained

Skip and Shannon
Skip and Shannon

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed is an American talk show airing on Fox Sports 1. The show started airing on September 6, 2016, and has Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe on the team. Over the years, the show has gained popularity and become one of the most loved entertainment and sports talk shows. Ex-ESPN analyst Skip Bayless and former NFL player, Shannon Sharpe debate on the hottest sports topic that includes NBA also.

The show’s first episode, No Mercy, was aired on September 16, 2016, on Fox Sports 1. The opening theme song of the show was recorded by Lil Wayne, who is an American rapper and also a friend of Skip Bayless. Apart from being the show’s opening song singer and one of the host’s friends, he’s also a frequent appearance on Bayless’ show, First Take.

The opening song is written and produced by Jared Gutstadt. Jared is the president as well as CCO of Jungle Punks Music and has partnered with Fox Sports 1. The show broke its previous records and had the highest-rated episode in November 2022, following Fox Sports 1’s English-language telecast of England Vs. Iran. The show’s average viewers count 499,000.

The show recently caused a ruckus in the audiences’ lives. The reason is slightly unique this time. It’s not because someone said something on the show or someone did something but because the show’s been not following their broadcast schedule and is missing from their usual dates. Fans have become used to watching a show at a particular time.

They also have their routine set. But, when on 20 February 2023, Skip and Shannon: Undisputed was missing from their usual time, the show’s lovers couldn’t control themselves from thinking about the worst-case scenarios.

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

When the show didn’t go on air at its usual time, people started thinking that the show’s production was shut off. They started thinking that they wouldn’t be able to see their favorite show anymore. The audience wants to know whether it is true that the show is closing. In this article, we’ll be providing you with answers to your question, What Happened to Skip and Shannon?

What Happened to Skip and Shannon?

What Happened to Skip and Shannon? Is it going to shut down? Is the show been canceled? These questions are eating Skip and Shannon: Undisputed’s fans after the show missed their usual time on February 20, 2023.

For starters, the show is not canceled. Yes, you read it right. The show is not getting canceled, so there’s nothing to worry about. But still, the question arises, if the show is not getting canceled, then why’d it miss its usual time?

Skip, and Shannon: Undisputed is one of Fox’s most popular daily talk shows. The show did not go on air at its usual time, leaving show lovers with n number of questions. One of the show’s fans tweeted Shannon Sharpe asking about the show.


The reason is pretty simple, the show’s co-hosts went on vacation, causing the schedule to shake up a bit. It’s quite normal for talk shows like Skip and Shannon: Undisputed and First Take to take a break after an All-Star Weekend.

The reason behind this is that the NFL season ended on February 13, 2022. This season, Super Bowl LVII was won by American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs, and there was not any NBA game for the next ten days. The next NBA game happened on 23 February 2023.

Both the show’s host, Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, has worked hard throughout the year, and the vacation was a well-deserved one. Both of them converted a wide range of sports topics of Skip and Shannon: Undisputed. So, that vacation was much needed.

Skip and Shannon: Undisputed
Skip and Shannon: Undisputed

The vacation allowed them to relax, and they came back with a new level of energy. They have their rest and are charged fully, and are back for a new season, new madness, and new playoffs.

Show’s host, Skip Bayless, who is also a former ESPN analyst on his Twitter handle on February 19, 2023, wrote that vacation week that week and will see us in a week. Have a look at his tweet.

So, there’s nothing to worry about; the show is not going anywhere and is definitely not going off. Now, both hosts must probably be back. So enjoy your favorite show.