The 20-episode program will cover pop culture, sports and will feature conversations with special guests, field segments and additional commentary. It will be a half-hour show that airs every Wednesday night at 10pm and will become available simultaneously on both HBO Go and HBO Now platforms that same night.
“I’m excited about the show, I’m excited about the title and I’m really, really excited to drop my first F-bomb on TV,” said Simmons in a statement. “We are going to figure out nudity down the road, as long as it’s tasteful.”
The sports media influencer left ESPN after 14 years when his contract expired. When he signed his contract with HBO, he also partnered on to provide assets for the network and its digital platforms and deliver video podcasts and features.
“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. “We are excited about the concept Bill and his team have developed for this show, which takes advantage of Bill’s intelligence, talent and insights.”
The news-based program’s creative team includes Stuart Miller from “The Daily Show” and BSMG president Eric Weinberger as executive producers. Jason Ross is head writer and Kim Gamble is on board as co-executive producer.