‘Inside The NFL’ bound for Showtime

“Inside the NFL” will be returning next season as Showtime Networks and CBS Sports are teaming to bring the show to Showtime. The announcement was made today by, Steve Bornstein, Executive Vice President of NFL Media, and Sean McManus, President, CBS News and Sports and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

“We welcome the NFL to the SHOWTIME family,” said Matthew Blank, Showtime chairman and CEO. “We’re thrilled to be joining the successful partnership of CBS Sports and the NFL in presenting the show to our subscribers. It’s a perfect fit with our original scripted series and sports programming.”

The show will be produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films and will premiere on Wednesday, September 10. It will air each Wednesday throughout the season through Wednesday, February 11, 2009.

“CBS Sports is proud to expand its association with the National Football League and the award-winning team at NFL Films to produce INSIDE THE NFL for Showtime,” said Sean McManus, CBS Sports president. “We look forward to bringing the show to a new stage with a new team of talent and to continue to make history in the style that has been recognized for more than three decades.”

“This is the granddaddy of all highlight shows,” said Steve Sabol, President of NFL Films. “The combination of our film and game sound with the analysis in the studio gives ‘Inside the NFL’ a perfect balance of action and insight. That’s why it’s been so popular for so long.”