One of ESPN's biggest personalities is getting his own show at HBO. Bomani Jones will launch a late-night weekly sports show at HBO next year, according to Variety.
Jones, 41, confirmed the news on his Twitter account. He's said he's staying at ESPN, and will work for both networks at the same time.
so, let's sum it up.
1. going to host a show on hbo.
2. still with espn.
and, most importantly...
3. long live #TheMorningJones.
have a good day. i damn sure will.
— bomani (@bomani_jones) October 7, 2021
Jones' HBO show — titled "Game Theory With Bomani Jones" — will explore "timely issues in the world of sports," according to Variety. HBO executive vice president of programming Nina Rosenstein said the show "will deliver provocative, insightful and funny stories that you don’t hear too often in popular media." Jones said it was his "professional dream" to have a show like "Game Theory" on HBO.
Bomani Jones' contract with ESPN expires in March
There were rumors Jones would leave ESPN once his contract expires in March. Jones addressed those Thursday, confirming he was staying with ESPN.
The network released a statement, which confirms Jones will continue doing his podcast at ESPN and will appear on "Around the Horn" and other ESPN programs.