Russell Simmons Returns to HBO

Founder of Def Comedy Jam will create and develop projects for the network

russell simmonsWill there be another Def Comedy Jam or Def Poetry Jam? Maybe not, but the saga will continue for Russell Simmons and HBO, according to Global Grind.

The Def Jam co-founder is in bed with HBO once again!

Simmons has recently struck a deal and inked a two-year first-look partnership in which he will create and develop projects for the network.

Russell, as a television producer, gained prominence with HBO in the early ’90s when he produced Def Comedy Jam. The show ran from 1992-97 and then 2006-08. He struck gold again with Def Poetry Jam from 2002-07.

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