2 items from 2010
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The sports talk show, which replaced 'Costas Now' last June, was perhaps best known for its rocky premiere episode, during which 'Howard Stern''s Artie Lange infamously referred to Jessica Simpson as a "fat chick."
Subsequent episodes suffered in the ratings, with its most recent episode pulling in just a 1.2 rating, according to the report.
"Joe Buck is one of the premier broadcasters in our industry. We have made the decision not to continue his talk show and wish him all the best and continued success with his wide array of responsibilities at Fox Sports ... It was a privilege to work with him at HBO. Joe worked tirelessly on the three shows, and we appreciate his professionalism and immense talent," HBO Sports president »
- Andrew Scott
Fox sportscaster Joe Buck believes that his sports talk show is dead in the water.
The Joe Buck Live series got off to a bad start last June when Howard Stern's sidekick, Artie Lange, essentially hijacked the show and trashed the host. Lange was subsequently banned from appearing on HBO Sports.
Three episodes of Joe Buck Live have aired and Buck told a St. Louis radio station (1380 Am) that he doesn't expect the show to return. He said, "There's only another nine months on that contract anyway, so I don't think it's that big of a deal either way." He says that he won't miss it because, "There was a lot more behind the scenes, a lot more effort and hassle than I ever expected."
He tells Deadspin, "HBO told me early this week that the network was steering »
2 items from 2010
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