HBO has announced it has signed the most-desired sportscaster in Bill Simmons.
Simmons will begin in October as part of the multi-platform deal, allowing HBO to become the exclusive home to the Grantland founder. Simmons will host a weekly talk show, be a part of video podcasts and features. It will allow him to take part in the various outlets he's come to make a name in.
This move is particularly shocking to those who thought Simmons might be headed to Bleacher Report because of its television deal with Turner, but we all know he's full of surprises.
The best-selling author is one of the few ESPN personalities to recently find a new home elsewhere.
The full HBO statement can be read here.