Colonel Angus wrote:Coming in June: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-f ... any-887709
MisterTambourineMan wrote:Not really trying to be snarky here and I'm preaching to the choir so who cares, but I give it one season.
I just don't think he's ever had the television chops no matter how hard he's tried. He was at his best with Jalen doing ESPN pre/post-game and that wasn't even that good.
"Bill Simmons represents a unique and distinct voice with a proven track record of challenging the norm and igniting debate and discussion on a wide range of topics," said HBO programming president Michael Lombardo.
Briandong79 wrote:Still depends a lot on what format it is and what expectations they have for it. Real Time has been on the air for ages and I don't think it gets very good ratings so they may be willing to let things linger even if they aren't blown away.
DTheFritz wrote:I'm guessing HBO is planning some larger expansion of its sports offerings. They're probably valuing Bill more for his ability as an executive producer/recruiter of talent, but they know they can't get that without giving him a TV platform to pontificate idiotically on sports, movies from 30 years ago, and uninteresting details of his personal life.
Briandong79 wrote:Language, Bill!
So edgy sports talk show is where we appear to be going?
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