Any Given Wednesday With Bill Simmons: Season 1 Reviews

November 26, 2019
Last night's episode was an interesting start.
September 13, 2016
While Simmons still has much to improve on, Any Given Wednesday is fresh and genuine enough to consistently make for an engaging watch. Hopefully, the show will continue to improve as it finds its footing.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
June 27, 2016
Bill Simmons' HBO show debut is sloppy, but not without potential.
June 24, 2016
Mr. Simmons stayed in his comfort zone almost exclusively, and the result was largely a televised version of what you might hear on sports talk radio, only with cursing.
June 24, 2016
With the worst case of first-night jitters since the flop-sweat scene in Broadcast News, Simmons stared deeply into the teleprompter from which he read.
June 24, 2016
As TV hosts go, his debut on Any Given Wednesday came across as strictly a minor-league product.
June 24, 2016
Simmons' show could very well become a must-watch for undiluted, uncensored voices commenting on the sports, politics, and culture of the day. Because best of all, the show just feels fun.
June 24, 2016
Simmons, on the first episode of his new weekly talk show Any Given Wednesday, barely meets the camera's gaze, and his delivery is stiff and halting; he seemed overmatched by the most basic aspects of TV talk.
June 24, 2016
Any Given Wednesday does have some direct-to-camera monologuing, but its host is aiming much gentler humor at an audience of deep sports nerds, and, at least in this opening episode, sticking to his strengths.