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Joe Buck Live Canceled, Buck Calls It a 'Hassle'

Mar 26, 2010 – 1:00 PM
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Michael David Smith

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Joe Buck's late-night talk show on HBO, Joe Buck Live, had a dubious debut in June, with comic Artie Lange rattling Buck by making some off-color jokes and Buck proclaiming himself shocked -- shocked! -- that a Howard Stern sidekick would tell off-color jokes on HBO.

So after that inauspicious start, it's no surprise that the show didn't last long. Buck said in a radio interview that while HBO hasn't made anything official, he thinks the show is finished.

"I don't think there will be another episode of Joe Buck Live," Buck said, via Sports By Brooks (audio here). "There's only another -- what is this, March? -- nine months on that contract anyway, so I don't think it's that big of a deal either way."

Buck has said in the past that he'd love to be a late-night talk show host, and it's actually a little sad to hear Buck talk about the way Joe Buck Live turned out. Asked if he'd miss it, Buck said, "No, not really."

"There was a lot more behind the scenes and a lot more effort and hassle than I ever expected, and that goes from booking guests to actually getting guests there to, obviously, the Artie Lange thing in the first show," Buck said.

Ultimately, Buck sounds like he still wants to mix in a little bit of entertainment with his play-by-play responsibilities, but he also knows that Joe Buck Live just didn't work.

"I've just agreed to a contract extension with Fox and we're talking about doing a lot of the same things there with a show at Fox," Buck said. "So if that's the case, great and if not, then great."
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