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CBS Sports Network goes deep with first-ever Super Bowl programming surrounding live broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII

by jmaloni
Mon, Dec 17th 2012 11:45 am

Network to showcase more than 50 hours of live Programming From New Orleans

CBS Sports Network debuts its first-ever Super Bowl coverage with more than 50 hours of original programming from New Orleans, surrounding the CBS Television Network's exclusive broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013. The Network launches two new shows from New Orleans, "Super Bowl Live" and "Inside The Super Bowl," providing in-depth coverage throughout Super Bowl week. Current CBS Sports Network programs "NFL Monday QB," "ROME," "Lead Off" and the "Tim Brando Show" will also originate from New Orleans.

For the first time, CBS Sports Network also will have extended post-game coverage. When CBS Sports signs off its broadcast of Super Bowl XLVII, the post-game coverage continues on CBS Sports Network with James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason, Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe on "Super Bowl Live: Post Game Show" from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

"There is no event bigger than the Super Bowl and we're dedicating more resources than ever before to produce in-depth, live week-long programming," said David Berson, executive vice president of CBS Sports and president of CBS Sports Network. "Super Bowl week is a great opportunity to showcase CBS Sports Network to viewers. As the home of Super Bowl XLVII, CBS Sports and its array of platforms will deliver unprecedented 24/7 coverage."

Hosted by Greg Gumbel, "Super Bowl Live" will serve as the Network's primetime show, airing Tuesday-Friday (7 p.m.) from CBS Super Bowl Park At Jackson Square. "Inside The Super Bowl" airs Monday-Friday (4 p.m.) from radio row with a three-hour Saturday edition (11 a.m.) from Jackson Square. Both shows will combine the assets of the "NFL on CBS" to provide coverage and commentary of the teams, news, events and buzz in New Orleans surrounding Super Bowl week.

Joining the two new shows in New Orleans are "NFL Monday QB," "ROME," "Lead Off" and the "Tim Brando Show." "NFL Monday QB" is the Network's weekly NFL studio show, which brings together an elite roster of quarterbacks to provide analysis purely from a quarterback perspective. The show features analysts Phil Simms, Rich Gannon and Steve Beuerlein, as well as other quarterbacks from the "The NFL on CBS" roster, including Esiason, Marino and Dan Fouts. Hosted by Adam Schein, "NFL Monday QB" airs live from Jackson Square on Monday, Jan. 28 (7 p.m.).

"ROME" and "Lead Off" also will air from Jackson Square while the "Tim Brando Show" will be telecast from Radio Row. Veteran sports personality Jim Rome tackles the day's biggest sports stories with "ROME," which expands to an hour during Super Bowl week (6 p.m.). The Network's new late-night show "Lead Off" with co-hosts Doug Gottlieb and Allie LaForce airs Monday-Friday (midnight)). "Lead Off" features commentary and debate on the top sports stories and news with a focus on the next day's conversation.

In addition, "Super Bowl Chronicles," airing Monday, Jan. 28 (9 p.m.), features "NFL on CBS" announcers re-living their own Super Bowl experiences and memories.

Follow along on Twitter: @CBSSportsGang and #CBSSuperBowl.

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