Keith Olbermann Returning to ESPN

James Andrew Miller, writing for The New York Times:

ESPN is expected to announce on Wednesday that the former network mainstay Keith Olbermann, who contentiously departed in 1997, will return to host a one-hour, nightly show for ESPN2 later this year, according to three executives with knowledge of the deal but not authorized to speak about it publicly.

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The move to bring Olbermann back after a 16-year absence was the result of 14 months of intense discussion within ESPN and its parent, the Walt Disney Company.

Glad to hear this — Olbermann and Dan Patrick were great together on SportsCenter.

An interesting caveat to Olbermann's return: his contract stipulates that while he's free to discuss topics outside of sports on his new show, anything political is off-limits.