When ESPN announced that Bill Simmons would be leaving the network, speculation on his future job prospects were rampant. Some guessed he would join Fox Sports. Some floated Turner Sports as a possible destination. One report even suggested that he and departing “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart would go into business together.
According to a new report from The New York Times, none of those reports proved to be accurate. Instead, the prolific columnist turned website co-founder turned documentarian will be headed to HBO, where he will host a talk show. Here’s the Times’ John Koblin:
HBO announced Wednesday that it would be the exclusive television home for Mr. Simmons and that he would get a talk show that will debut in 2016.