HBO Cancels Back On the Record With Bob Costas After 2 Seasons

By Jessica Lerner 

HBO has canceled Back On the Record With Bob Costas after two seasons.

“Bob Costas and his team have delivered insightful and quality sports programming with ‘Back on the Record,’ and we are proud of its multiple Sports Emmy nominations,” HBO spokesperson said in a statement to other news outlets. “Bob is an important part of HBO Sports’ history and Back on the Record was an excellent chapter in that story.”

Back On the Record was legendary sportscaster and TV host Costas’ third show on HBO, where he has a long history. The talk show featured four episodes per year where Costas interviewed sports, entertainment and pop culture figures, including Peyton Manning, John McEnroe, Carmelo Anthony, Aly Raisman, Billie Jean King and Bomani Jones.


“I have always been proud of my association with HBO, and the type of programming we have been able to do over the years,” Costas said. “I am grateful for the invaluable contributions of my many talented HBO colleagues past and present, and to Ross Greenburg, Rick Bernstein, and most recently, Nina Rosenstein for their support and for the opportunity to be part of a network that has long been the gold standard.”