HBO cancels Bill Simmons talk show Any Given Wednesday

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Simmons talk program, which started on 22 June has actually been improperly ranked and will end on 9 November

Any Given Wednesday, Bill Simmons weekly HBO talk program, is ending after hardly 4 months on the air.

HBO revealed on Friday that the program will complete prior to completion of the season. The network stated in a news release: Any Given Wednesday will complete its operate on Wednesday November 9 and will not go back to the network next season.

Simmons accepted duty for the programs failure. He stated: One of the numerous factors I signed up with HBO was to see if we might develop a program constructed around clever discussions for sports fans and popular culture addicts.

We liked making that program, however sadly it never ever resonated with audiences like we hoped. Which on me.

But I enjoy belonging of HBOs household and anticipate innovating with them on other enthusiastic shows concepts over these next a number of years both for the network and for digital. With that stated, I wish to thank the devoted personnel that worked so vigilantly with me behind the scenes to make this program weekly we employed numerous terrific and skilled individuals and I liked having them in my life. Its hard for me to think of not dealing with them anymore.

Simmons, who invested 14 years with ESPN and established Grantland in 2011, signed up with HBO in July 2015 on exactly what was deemed to be a $20m, three-year offer. Any Given Wednesday was set up for a 20-episode season, however rankings were weak it balanced around 200,000 audiences and just recently drew simply 82,000 on 26 October.

HBO Sports insisted it would stay in organisation with Simmons. HBO is devoted to Bill Simmons, and we are delighted to bring his special vision to bear upon a variety of brand-new programs efforts under the HBO Sports banner in 2017, included Peter Nelson of HBO Sports. Expense is an acclaimed executive manufacturer in the documentary arena, and we will work carefully with him in establishing appealing and brand-new material for our customers.

In the previous year Simmons has actually released the Ringer site and a podcast network in addition to his HBO series.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/nov/04/hbo-cancels-bill-simmons-any-given-wednesday