According to James Miller, Onrait will be headed back to Canada, where he previously paired with O’Toole on TSN for a well-liked highlights show that FS1 failed to replicate.
Moving on, Awful Announcing’s Ben Koo reported that “Garbage Time” will not be coming back in its current format as FS1 decides what it wants to do with host Katie Nolan. The show was hailed in certain corners for its fresh take on sports and became known for generating viral content — it won an Emmy for “Outstanding Social TV Experience” last May — but was hardly a ratings success out of its midnight EST time slot on Wednesday nights.
According to Koo, FS1 executives are weighing whether to bring “Garbage Time” back in a different format or to slot a different show featuring Nolan into its daytime lineup, which has been the focus of Horowitz’s attention.
Nolan, Onrait and O’Toole all arrived at FS1 before Horowitz and vice president of content Charlie Dixon, and so in some ways Thursday’s news isn’t all that surprising. The two executives “haven’t shown much interest in legacy programs and, to some degree, personalities that predate their arrival. If it’s not something they conceived, they don’t really care much and that applies more so to anything outside of daytime, which is their focus,” a source told Koo.