via press release:
NFL TOTAL ACCESS MOVES UP IN PRIME TIME – NOW AIRS AT 8:00 PM ET ON NFL NETWORK
Completely Revamped Schedule Leading into Prime Time
Starts Each Night at 6:00 PM ET
New Show, New Talent, New Set – ‘NFL Total Access’ Moves to 8:00 PM ET
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, NFL Network presents a completely revamped evening schedule, headlined by the move of NFL Total Access in prime time to a new starting time of 8:00 PM ET. With new show formats, new talent and a new set, NFL Network covers the National Football League in 2013 like never before.
Every Monday – Friday starting at 6:00 PM ET, NFL Network presents a three-hour block of live programming, delivering, dissecting and analyzing all of the major headlines and stories making news in the NFL.
Setting the table for NFL Total Access are Around the League Live and Around the League Primetime, one-hour shows which serve to deliver the news of the day in the NFL.
- At 6:00 PM ET, Andrew Siciliano hosts Around the League Live to kick off the new three-hour block of programming leading into prime time. Siciliano will lead viewers through a fast-paced hour of breaking news, developing stories, player updates and in-depth team reports and analysis from around the NFL.
- At 7:00 PM ET, Lindsay Rhodes hosts Around the League Primetime, which continues to update the news, player updates and in-depth team reports by utilizing NFL Network reporters stationed inside team facilities providing up to the minute news and information.
- At 8:00 PM ET, coming from a brand new set, NFL Total Access will feature new host Dan Hellie along with NFL Network’s deep roster of former players, head coaches and front office personnel, exploring the top stories of the day, while offering opinions and insights into the biggest newsmakers across the NFL landscape.
With an emphasis on showcasing the expertise and insight on the NFL that only NFL Network talent can provide, NFL Total Access – NFL Network’s signature show and the show that welcomed viewers to the network 10 years ago – is more personality-driven and provides more energy than ever before. NFL Total Access hasn’t aired in the 8:00 PM ET time slot since NFL Network launched in November of 2003. The show aired at 8:00 PM ET for five months and was then moved to 7:00 PM ET in April, 2004, where it has aired for the past nine years.
New this season, Hellie, along with NFL Network host Amber Theoharis, will welcome former players to the NFL Total Access set as guest analysts throughout the week, offering their insight and analysis gained from their years playing in the league. This week starting Monday, September 2, former San Diego Chargers All-Pro linebacker Shawne Merriman joins NFL Total Access to give his thoughts and analysis on the NFL as the 2013 season kicks off. NFL Network analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Willie McGinest and Brian Billick will also be on Monday’s show, which includes an interview with the head coach of the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens, John Harbaugh. On Tuesday, September 3, NFL Total Access will feature an interview with Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan.
All three shows will feature NFL Network analysts and reporters, including Tomlinson, McGinest, Billick, Michael Irvin, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp, Steve Mariucci, Darren Sharper, Heath Evans, Ian Rapoport and Michael Silver.
ABOUT NFL NETWORK
Launched on November 4, 2003, NFL Network
is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this season
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