Sports commentator Keith Olbermann's
“While the show’s content was distinctive and extremely high quality, we ultimately made a business decision to move in another direction,”
The show made its debut in August 2013. It was Olbermann's second stint with ESPN.
Olbermann first joined the network in 1992 and cohosted
His time on "Olbermann" wasn't all smooth sailing either.
The host was suspended for a week in February after exchanging a series of testy tweets with
When Olbermann returned from the suspension, he spent nearly seven minutes of air time apologizing.
A representative for Olbermann did not respond to requests for comment.
Olbermann is just as well known for his outspoken political views as he is for his views on sports.
In 2003, he began hosting
MSNBC and Olbermann abruptly split in 2011. In a six-minute farewell sign-off at the end of the final "Countdown" episode, Olbermann refrained from specifying what led to his departure, but his relationship with the network had grown tense.
The previous year, Olbermann was suspended for two shows after it was revealed that he had made political donations to three Democratic congressional candidates. Those contributions violated NBC News' ethics policy for news staff members.
Olbermann jumped from MSNBC to