Maria Ho Leaves HPT, Joins Tuchman for New Poker TV Show
Maria Ho announced she'll be stepping down as commentator for the Heartland Poker Tour and joining a new poker show from the team behind Poker Night in America.
Ho will join veteran commentator David Tuchman in the booth for the new project, called Poker Night: The Tour.
Unlike Poker Night in America, which features cash games, the new show will showcase tournament poker and it will attempt to do so in a way that's more appealing to casual poker fans.
“There's going to be more to it than just the traditional final table and strategy analysis,” Ho told PokerListings.com. “Similar to professional sports on TV, we'll have announcers but we'll also have a panel of people who are either players or celebrities who are entertaining and passionate about poker.