Posted by , Nov 4, 2016 at 03:02pm
Bill Simmons takes responsibility for his show's lack of success.

Bill Simmons' HBO show "Any Given Wednesday" has been cancelled after less than months on the air. The final episode will reportedly air next Wednesday, November 9th.

The news was announced today, and Simmons released the following statement in which he accepts blame for the show's lackluster run and failure to connect with an audience as they had hoped.

“One of the many reasons I joined HBO was to see if we could create a show built around smart conversations for sports fans and pop culture junkies. We loved making that show, but unfortunately it never resonated with audiences like we hoped. And that’s on me. But I love being a part of HBO’s family and look forward to innovating with them on other ambitious programming ideas over these next several years — both for the network and online. With that said, I want to thank the dedicated staff that worked so diligently with me behind the scenes to make this show every week — we hired so many great and talented people and I loved having them in my life. It’s difficult for me to imagine not working with them anymore.”

HBO's executive vice president also noted that Simmons isn't going anywhere, and that he'll have a role in HBO's sports programming in 2017 but for now it's time to say goodbye to Any Given Wednesday.

HBO Cancels Bill Simmons Show "Any Given Wednesday"

Bill Simmons takes responsibility for his show's lack of success.


Bill Simmons' HBO show "Any Given Wednesday" has been cancelled after less than months on the air. The final episode will reportedly air next Wednesday, November 9th.

The news was announced today, and Simmons released the following statement in which he accepts blame for the show's lackluster run and failure to connect with an audience as they had hoped.

“One of the many reasons I joined HBO was to see if we could create a show built around smart conversations for sports fans and pop culture junkies. We loved making that show, but unfortunately it never resonated with audiences like we hoped. And that’s on me. But I love being a part of HBO’s family and look forward to innovating with them on other ambitious programming ideas over these next several years — both for the network and online. With that said, I want to thank the dedicated staff that worked so diligently with me behind the scenes to make this show every week — we hired so many great and talented people and I loved having them in my life. It’s difficult for me to imagine not working with them anymore.”

HBO's executive vice president also noted that Simmons isn't going anywhere, and that he'll have a role in HBO's sports programming in 2017 but for now it's time to say goodbye to Any Given Wednesday.

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