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Keith Olbermann Reportedly Returning To Cable TV…

According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, former Current TV and MSNBC anchor Keith Olbermann is returning to cable television this fall.

The controversial commentator will return to his roots in sports broadcasting, anchoring Turner Broadcasting’s coverage of the Major League Baseball post-season in October.

According to THR, Olbermann will be the lead host from TBS’ Atlanta-based studio show, with Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley and possibly a second analyst.

As THR notes, this deal will put Olbermann under the same employment roof as his former NBC boss Jeff Zucker, who now leads Turner-owned CNN.

TBS will cover the “first round” Wild Card playoff games in addition to 18 of 20 League Division Series games and all 7 potential games of the National League Championship Series.

Olbermann has long been expected to return to sports broadcasting, seeing as his career first took off when he hosted the original iteration of ESPN’s long-running SportsCenter program.

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