Keith Olbermann — Who Has Burned Many a Bridge During His Career — Finds There’s So Much Scorched Earth Behind Him That It Might Be Tough Finding a New Gig

Oct 26, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Seven months after getting dismissed from Current TV, Keith Olbermann is searching for a new network, "and he’s not being too picky about it," reports Jeff Bercovici at Forbes.com.

Olbermann has reached out to cable outlets and at least one broadcast network, communicating his wish to get back on the air, the story says. He’s interested in either taking over an existing show or starting a new show.

He’s apparently avoiding NBCUniversal, however — not surprising given his history with the company — but is approaching networks owned by Viacom and AMC Networks, according to the article. Olbermann was a fixture on NBCU’s MSNBC with his show “Countdown,” and even appeared for a while on NBC’s “Sunday Night Football.” But he exited his MSNBC spot under less than pleasant circumstances before surfacing briefly at Current.

"It’s too bad there’s so much scorched earth he must avoid, because the most natural home for him right now might be FX, which has lately been experimenting with liberally inflected comedy shows hosted by Russell Brand and W. Kamau Bell," Bercovici writes, adding, " But while FX may not toe the political line set by its owner, Rupert Murdoch, the News Corp. chairman has flat-out said he wouldn’t hire Olbermann again after firing him from Fox Sports in the 1990s."

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5 Comments

  1. you want fries with that?

  2. I would hire him, as long as I could help him compose his first biting-the-hand diatribe.

  3. What comes around goes around Keith…you reap what you sow.

  4. lol would be poetic if he ended up at FOX NEWS guess the jackass would have to put his tail between his legs and beg for a job. id like to see Hannity put a beat down on Keith live on air.

  5. Ugly George hereby offers the distinguished Olbermann the most coveted job @ the new Polish Penthouse Web Studio: no, not cleaning the stables like Hercules, but of helping my girls off with their lingerie. I know that he will have to endure many brickbats from such as Anderson Cooper, Jeff Probst, Michaels Moore & Musto and every cooking show host-none of whom ever want to be caught handling (gasp!) women by their New Liberal Media Buddies, but Geraldo’s Fringe Benefits are great!

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