It’s been six years since the ill-fated “Joe Buck Live” appeared on HBO. Since then, Buck has been doing his work on Fox calling MLB, NFL and golf. But you know he has been itching to get back into the talk show realm and he’s going to his chance with DirecTV.
Variety reports that Buck will have a new show called “Undeniable With Joe Buck” which will premiere in the fall. The interesting news is the person who’s producing the show:
DirecTV has ordered “Undeniable with Joe Buck,” a one-on-one interview show hosted by the Emmy-winning sportscaster. The 10-episode series, which hails from Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Productions, will feature in-depth interviews with sports legends Michael Phelps, Derek Jeter, Troy Aikman, Kelly Slater, Jerry Jones, Wayne Gretzky, Jimmy Johnson and many more.
“Undeniable” has been filming since early August for a planned fall premiere on DirecTV’s Audience Network.
And there’s more!
“Personally, this is the opportunity of a lifetime and I am excited by the challenge of being able to showcase my abilities as an interviewer, which is not something I am able to do when doing play-by-plays,” said Buck. “When I am on stage interviewing these icons, I am just as excited as the viewer to get to know these icons as people and learn what shaped their incredible journeys.”
Said exec producer Vaughn, “We’re fortunate to have a guest list that includes the best of the best, whose stories of success, failure, hopes, dreams, love and loss transcend sports in a way we can all understand and ultimately relate to.”
There’s no word of an exact air date, but this gives DirecTV quite the lineup for sports talk with Dan Patrick, Rich Eisen and now Buck in its stable.
We could be really snarky and note the omission of Artie Lange in the guest list, but we won’t.