Jemele Hill has only been unemployed for a few days but has already found a new job. She will be the voice of the upcoming Showtime series Shut Up and Dribble, which is being produced by LeBron James and his SpringHill Entertainment group.
Hill, who left ESPN at the end of last month, confirmed the news Wednesday to The Hollywood Reporter, which added that it would be her first job since departing the network. The three-part documentary series is scheduled to debut on Showtime in October.
“Lately LeBron has talked about gender and wanting to uplift and position black women in particular. I get the sense that this is all part of that,” Hill told The Hollywood Reporter. “If you look at the societal ladder, black women remain on the lowest rung. He clearly understands that we are facing a unique battle. It means a lot that he understands the intricacies of that.”
The title for the show comes from a comment Fox News host Laura Ingraham made to James in February when she criticized him for talking politics during an interview on James’ Uninterrupted platform. Hill took to Twitter to thank James for the opportunity to narrate the series.
Appreciate the opportunity. Although I don’t have hops, this is quite the alley oop ✊🏾 https://t.co/w37uEBaedr
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 19, 2018