From Mike Carlson:
"Five have decided to drop their late-night American sports studio shows. This means that the last three regular season games with be our last ones. The NHL has already been cancelled, NBA will finish their season, and MLB will not resume next season.
It is a cost-cutting measure, so if a way were to be found to pay the costs of studio production, these shows could return, but that's a long-shot at present.
I'll be doing the Super Bowl for the BBC, of course.
You could voice your disappointment to Dawn Airey and Robert Charles at Channel Five. They were supportive of the shows in principle, but couldnt justify the expense during a retrenching."
Personally, I'm not going to waste the time entertaining the possibility that these programmes could be saved. If the Tao Te Ching teaches us anything, it's that you shouldn't get attached to good things because someone invariably comes along to fuck it up. And if you're involved in British TV, that person is probably usually Dawn Airey. I'm sure she did all she could, but she can still go fuck herself.