HBO SPORTS’® JOE BUCK LIVE, HOSTED BY THE ACCLAIMED BROADCASTER, DEBUTS MONDAY, JUNE 15
HBO Sports’ new quarterly sports series JOE BUCK LIVE, hosted by the acclaimed broadcaster, debuts MONDAY, JUNE 15 (9:00-10:00 p.m. live ET/tape-delayed PT), exclusively on HBO. Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein serve as executive producers of the show, which draws on the talents of HBO Sports’ Peabody- and Emmy®-winning production department.
Other HBO playdates: June 15 (3:20 a.m.), 16 (6:30 p.m.), 18 (midnight), 20 (8:00 a.m.), 24 (1:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), 26 (6:00 a.m.), 28 (11:00 a.m.) and 30 (9:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.)
HBO2 playdates: June 17 (9:00 a.m., 9:30 p.m.), 21 (4:15 p.m.), 23 (11:30 a.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 29 (3:45 a.m.)
HBO On Demand availability: June 22-July 12
“We are excited to launch Joe Buck’s new HBO Sports series,” says HBO Sports president Greenburg. “Joe is a premium talent who excels in a live format, and we want to produce a show that showcases his unique perspective, personality and sense of humor.”
The first edition of JOE BUCK LIVE focuses on sports and celebrity. Combine the 24-hour news cycle with internet reporting, bloggers, gossip columns, sports talk radio, commercial endorsements and the glare of continuous television coverage, and today’s superstar athlete is constantly in play.
Utilizing a live studio audience in New York City, the hour-long show will include live interviews, panel discussions, pre-recorded features and a few surprises. The guest lineup for what promises to be an engaging, informative and entertaining evening of TV will be announced when it is confirmed.
Says Buck, “I am just going to be myself. We will cover serious topics, but we will also have a lot of fun. With the combination of live television, sports and entertainment, I am excited to see what happens. It’s a new avenue for me and I am going to give it all I’ve got. I hope I am as funny as my mom says I am.”
Joe Buck joined HBO Sports in February 2009. The lead play-by-play broadcaster for FOX Sports on Major League Baseball and the NFL, he has won six Sports Emmy® Awards during his FOX broadcast career, which launched in 1994. Buck has called 11 World Series and two Super Bowls.
Nick Dolin is the producer of JOE BUCK LIVE; Marc Payton directs.