Bill Simmons’s ‘Any Given Wednesday’ canceled after one season

Friday November 4th, 2016

HBO and Bill Simmons have mutually agreed to cancel his show, Any Given Wednesday, after just one season, the network announced on Friday.

The final episode—the 17th in the show’s existence—will air on Nov. 9.

“We loved making that show, but unfortunately it never resonated with audiences like we hoped,” Simmons said in a statement. “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.”

The network said it remained committed to Simmons.

Episode No. 15 on Oct. 26 ranked behind a midnight showing of “Sports Jeopardy,” “Undisputed,” and a late-night episode of “Baseball Tonight” on ESPN2, according to the Washington Post.

– Kenny Ducey

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