Emmy-winning producer Stuart Miller (Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) will serve as an executive producer for Bill Simmons talk show series set to debut later this year on HBO. Simmons and HBO also have tapped ex-Daily Show With Jon Stewart writer Jason Ross as head writer for the new series. In addition, Peabody Award-winning producer Kim Gamble has joined as co-executive Producer.
Miller joins Bill and Eric Weinberger, who was named President of Bill Simmons Media Group in November, in assembling the creative team that will work on Simmons’ upcoming talk show. Simmons, Weinberger and Miller will all serve as executive producers on the HBO series.
“I learned from my Grantland experience how important a good inner circle is and now, we’re building a terrific one for HBO,” said Simmons. These are three creative, innovative, curious people and that’s exactly the spirit of the TV show we want to create. My only regret is that none of them root for Boston teams.”
Miller spent 12 years at Comedy Central on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Miller earned an Emmy Award in 2015 when the show was named “Outstanding Variety Talk Series” and in 2012 when it was honored for “Outstanding Variety Series.” Prior to his departure he was Co-Executive Producer of the series. Seven-time Emmy winner Ross worked on The Daily Show from 2003-2013 and worked at NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon from 2014-15 as well as on HBO’s The Brink.
Gamble’s TV experience ranges from documentaries to late night comedy. Her essays and articles have been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Grantland and The Boston Globe.
Longtime Grantland editor Simmons signed an exclusive multi-year, multi-platform agreement with HBO last July, which included a weekly series.