Remember when we declared that Keith Olbermann got a new job, and that it was waaaay more basebally than the last?
It looks like we were OFFICIALLY right — just, with ESPN instead of TBS! LOLz!
He'll be hosting an 11 pm show on ESPN 2, and it debuts on Aug. 26th — this was JUST announced! We still don't have a title, though, which is super bogus this late in the game! Here's what Keith said about it:
"Our histories are indelibly intertwined and frankly I have long wished that I had the chance to make sure the totality of that story would be a completely positive one."
As we told you before, Keith actually was a part of ESPN years ago! He continued:
“Apart from the opportunity to try to create a nightly hour of sports television that no fan can afford to miss, I’m overwhelmed by the chance to begin anew with ESPN. I’ve been gone for 16 years and not one day in that time has passed without someone connecting me to the network. I’m grateful to friends and bosses - old and new - who have permitted that opportunity to come to pass. I'm not going to waste it.”
It'll be nice to see him back to talking about sports instead of political commentary, like he did for MSNBC and Current. He kinda lost his way there near the end!
Here's what ESPN said:
“Keith is a one-of-a-kind personality and these shows will be appointment viewing for that very reason. Keith brings a blend of editorial sophistication and unpredictability — you can never be sure what you’ll get. Olbermann on ESPN2 gives viewers the quality late-night complement to ESPN’s SportsCenter in the same way we’ve developed distinct show options across our networks the rest of the day.”
Will U be watching? We're not sure if this is a big enough deal to DVR quite yet!
We do wish him luck, though!
[Image via WENN.]