Inside The NFL Finds A New Home At Showtime

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I find it very odd that Inside The NFL would just trade cable movie channels but once you figure out who the partners are it makes total sense. The long-running show is doing just that this July as Showtime has reached a deal with NFL Films....

"Inside the NFL" is switching teams: The long-running HBO show is moving to rival pay cable network Showtime in the fall.

The NFL studio show, produced by NFL Films and Showtime's corporate sibling CBS Sports, will air at 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting September 10 and running through February 11.

A talent announcement isn't expected until July, though the hosts are likely to comprise one CBS Sports talent along with other non-CBS talent. Those could be from other networks, such as Bob Costas and Cris Collinsworth, who worked for "Inside the NFL" while working for NBC Sports, but aren't expected to return to the show. CBS' Dan Marino also has co-hosted the series.
I'd love to see who they tab to host this thing, but it's very unlikely that I'm ever going to see it. Outside of Boxing and Weeds the channel is the worst thing on cable television. I'm glad to see that one of the longest running shows got a home but I'm not sure how long it's going to last.

"Inside the NFL" moving to Showtime (Yahoo)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:37 AM


i'm guessing since it's now on a viacom property (cbs) you will see cbs guys hosting it including marino and boomer.

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 11:04:00 AM  

Ever seen Dexter? Not the edited CBS Dexter, but the real thing. That's the best show on Showtime.

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 11:22:00 AM  

Oh I completely forgot Dexter was on Showtime. I'm halfway through the first season on Netflix. Great show.

Jun 4, 2008, 11:34:00 AM  

I would venture to guess that Jim Nantz will be involved in some capacity.

And what's the difference if it's on Showtime or HBO? As you said, they're both cable movie channels, and if people loved the show and it sticks with the same basic format, they will watch regardless of the net.

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 12:12:00 PM  

Showtime has good shows. Weeds and Dexter were already mentioned but Brotherhood, Californication, and The Tudors are all very solid. Showtime programming is far superior over HBO these days.

GMoney said...
Jun 4, 2008, 12:16:00 PM  

Excellent point, G. All HBO has going for it is John Adams and Cathouse repeats.

J Rose said...
Jun 4, 2008, 2:32:00 PM  

Showtime is also the (cable) home of EliteXC, and in turn, Kimbo Slice.

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 2:52:00 PM  

Is that a good thing, David? I'll subscribe to Showtime when Super Dave comes back.

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  

My Guess, Jim Nantz, Dan Marino. There will be person leaving NFL Today, Bill Cowher, to do Inside the NFL. Feature stories will be done by Gus Johnson, and.........hired away from ESPN, ERIN ANDREWS

Anonymous said...
Jun 4, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

AA: Showtime is way better than HBO. John from Cincinnati and those stupid psychiatrist shows were as bad as watching paint dry. The only good thing on there is Real Sex, and they haven't done a new one since 2003. (Katie Morgan is a stupid show, but at least has a little "trim"

Anonymous said...
Jun 5, 2008, 11:45:00 PM  

Michael Strahan would be perfect for this show, now that he is retired.

Anonymous said...
Jun 10, 2008, 10:03:00 AM  

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