At 11 pm tonight on ESPN2 will be the premiere of “Olbermann," the spinoff channel that Keith Olbermann helped start in 1993.
"The succinctly titled comeback vehicle, making its debut at 11 p.m. Eastern time, also returns Mr. Olbermann to sports journalism after more than 10 years in hard news, especially politics.
Although fabled throughout television as fitfully incorrigible and occasionally contentious — as well as uniquely talented for the contours of the medium — Mr. Olbermann says he has been enjoying his new environment during weeks of preparation for the premiere.
“There has been no friction at all,” he said of recent rehearsals and dry runs. “No one has said to me, ‘We let you back in, now sit back and shut up.’ Instead they’ve said, ‘We’ve let you back in, now tell us everything you want and why.’ ” Read the New York Times report.