Someone wake up Dan Patrick: Keith Olbermann is returning to ESPN next week.
The assignment is temporary — for now, at least — as Olbermann will fill in for Michael Wilbon opposite Tony Kornheiser on popular sports debate program “PTI.” The guest stint appears to be another step in a possible full-time reunion between Olbermann and self-proclaimed Leader in Sports.
Next Thursday and Friday, March 1 and 2, marks Olbermann’s first time doing “Pardon The Interruption.”
Olbermann got his start in media co-hosting ESPN’s “SportsCenter” alongside Patrick, which the duo dubbed “The Big Show.” He then had a high-profile breakup with ESPN, only to eventually return and exit again.
Last week, the MSNBC alum was on ESPN’s “Golic and Wingo.” Olbermann has also recently voiced a few pieces for “SportsCenter,” and he was just on “Outside the Lines” to talk about MLB Hall of Fame selections.
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ESPN president John Skipper announced his resignation from the Disney-owned Worldwide Leader in Sports on Monday, citing a "substance addiction" struggle.
While the 61-year-old executive takes care of his personal issues, it is the problem of Disney chairman Bob Iger and interim ESPN president George Bodenheimer to find a replacement for Skipper. In the spirit of the holidays, TheWrap did most of the legwork for those guys, identifying nine top possible successors to interview for the post. Scroll through to gallery to see them all.