“Pardon The Interruption” hosts Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon have signed new multiyear contract extensions to stay at ESPN. They also will continue working on other ESPN platforms, including Wilbon’s NBA commentary.
Kornheiser and Wilbon also do the “PTI” podcast and a daily segment during the opening minutes of the 6 p.m. “SportsCenter.”
This week marks the 15-year anniversary of “Pardon the Interruption,” which is ESPN’s most-watched daily studio program, averaging more than a million viewers per day when including ESPN2’s 6:30 p.m. re-air.
“Tony and Mike are the best in the business and ‘PTI’ is the gold standard of daily sports commentary,” Connor Schell, senior vice president and executive producer of ESPN Original Content, said in a media release. “That ‘PTI’ remains as insightful and innovative as ever — and as relevant — is a tribute to the genius and hard work of Erik, Matt and their whole team.”
Executive producer Erik Rydholm added: “Tony works harder and is more curious than he was when we started. He’s 15 years older, but acts like he’s 15 years younger. Mike is absolutely tireless, and is constantly forging relationships that give him firsthand perspective that he brings back to the show.”