HBO has cancelled Any Given Wednesday with Bill Simmons after just four months on the air. The series will enter the cancellation graveyard after next week’s final installment.
Following a lukewarm response, the cabler opted not to continue the talk show into Season 2, with Simmons acknowledging that the show failed to build a large enough audience:
“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 for digital. 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.”