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FS1 To Cancel ‘Fair Game With Kristine Leahy’

  • FS1 will air the the final episode of the year-old afternoon interview show, 'Fair Game with Kristine Leahy,' on Dec. 27.
  • It is still unclear if Leahy will remain with Fox Sports in Los Angeles
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It’s game over for Kristine’s Leahy’s Fox Sports show, “Fair Game.”

Fox’s FS1 sports cable network is canceling Leahy’s year-old interview show. The last episode of “Fair Game” will air Dec. 27.

“We can confirm that ‘Fair Game’ will air its last show on FS1 Friday, December 27,” a Fox spokesman confirmed to Front Office Sports. “A sincere thanks to WME-IMG and Kristine Leahy for the hard work put into the program.”

Launched in October 2018, the 30-minute interview show featured Leahy doing one-on-one interviews with big-name athletes and entertainers such as Shaquille O’Neal and Master P.

However, “Fair Game” struggled to find an audience.  It’s unclear if Leahy will remain with Fox Sports in Los Angeles. 

The former Boston-area reporter for the Celtics joined Fox in 2015 as the news desk anchor for Colin Cowherd’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd.” In 2017, Leahy memorably battled on-air with an obnoxious LaVar Ball, who called her a “hater” and told her to “stay in your lane.”  Joy Taylor, the former moderator of “Undisputed” with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, succeeded Leahy in the news anchor chair next to Cowherd.

It also hasn’t been decided what show FS1 will put into “Fair Game’s” weekday time slot from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET, sources said

“Fair Game’s” cancellation will mark the second big change in FS1’s studio shows in recent months. 

Pro Football Hall of Famer Cris Carter left as co-host of the “First Things First” weekday morning show in early November. 

While ex-NFL player Cris Canty has been filling in, said sources, Fox is actively looking for Carter’s successor and could make a hire by Super Bowl.

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FS1’s other studio shows are having more success. The “Undisputed” morning show with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe scored its best day ever Nov. 29, averaging 366,000 viewers. The embrace date show also had its best week ever, averaging 249,000 viewers from Nov. 25 to Nov. 29.