The multiple Emmy winner will host his third interview show for HBO beginning later this spring. Back on the Record With Bob Costas — the title is a nod to his first series at the premium cabler, On the Record — will air four times a year and feature in-depth interviews with prominent figures in sports, entertainment and pop culture and discussions about the sports issues of the day.
“HBO is synonymous with the highest quality of television programming,” said Costas. “And their sports programming has always been both innovative and thoughtful. For those reasons and more, I am very pleased to again be part of HBO.”
Costas has won seven Sports Emmy Awards for his work at HBO, which includes hosting On the Record from 2001-04 — which was notable for, among other things, a contentious interview with WWE CEO Vince McMahon — and Costas Now from 2005-09. He is the only broadcaster to win Emmys in news (for a 2011 interview on NBC’s Rock Center), sports and entertainment (for his NBC late-night show Later).
“Bob has long been one of the most talented and versatile broadcasters in the world of sports and entertainment, and we are thrilled for his return to HBO,” said Nina Rosenstein, executive vp programming at HBO.
In addition to working with HBO, Costas will continue with MLB Network, where he does play-by-play commentary and hosts special programming, and remain a contributor to CNN.
Back on the Record is executive produced by Jonathan Crystal, Ross Greenburg and Howard Bryant.