A play on the name of Costas' 2001-2004 HBO interview series On the Record, Back on the Record will run four times a year and feature interviews with stars from sports, pop-culture and entertainment. Back on the Record marks Costas' return to HBO after leaving in 2009 to join the MLB Network. On the Record was revamped in 2005 as the show Costas Now. "HBO is synonymous with the highest quality of television programming," said Costas. "And their sports programming has always been both innovative and thoughtful. For those reasons and more, I am very pleased to again be part of HBO." Costas will continue his work at MLB Network and contributing to CNN.