Bill Simmons will host a weekly show on HBO starting in 2016

Bill Simmons, possibly the most famous figure in sports media, has found a new home. The former ESPN personality has signed a multi-year, multi-platform agreement with HBO, where he’ll host a weekly talk show (starting in 2016) and be involved in a variety of other projects, including podcasts, documentaries, and other shows for the network.

In May, ESPN president John Skipper announced he was not renewing Simmons’s contract. Simmons had worked at ESPN since 2001, but his tenure there...

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