- United States Poker Championship. The tournament will go on, but ESPN won't be airing it, and I doubt they'll find anyone else to do so. See ThePokerBiz.com's recent article on the subject.
- Professional Poker Tour. They couldn't find anyone to pay them a rights fee to air the show. Many poker rooms pay for airtime these days (e.g. Poker Dome, various Full Tilt-sponsored shows), and only a few shows get rights fees (e.g. the WPT will get a smaller fee when they move to GSN next season).
- WSOP Circuit. WSOP Live (review) internet coverage of WSOP Circuit and WSOP Europe events will be available however.
- Poker Superstars.
- Poker Dome. Sponsor Mansion pulled out of the US market a while back.
- Tournament of Champions. There's speculation that it may be back, but nothing has been filmed anyway.
- Poker Parlor. In fact I'm not sure any of the Passport Entertainment productions (the others are Cash Poker and Ultimate Poker Challenge) will be back. After Cash Poker filming stopped they told me they were negotiating with a new venue, but I haven't heard anything since.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
I regularly see people asking, in online forums, when defunct shows will return, so I thought I'd list some of the shows that won't be back.
Posted by Self Made at Sunday, August 05, 2007