CBS’ SUPER BOWL SUNDAY BEGINS WITH SEVEN HOURS OF PREGAME COVERAGE
James Brown Hosts “Super Bowl Today” Pregame Show with
Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson
For First Time, CBS’ Super Bowl Coverage Begins with
“That Other Pregame Show,” Featuring CBS SPORTS NETWORK’s
Amy Trask, London Fletcher, Brandon Tierney and
Adam Schein at 11:30 AM, ET
“Tony Goes to the Super Bowl” Premieres at 1:00 PM, ET as Tony Romo Takes Viewers
Behind the Scenes of His Season-Long Journey to Atlanta
CBS Sports Network Wraps Up CBS’ Week-Long Super Bowl LIII Coverage with
Extended “Super Bowl Today Postgame Show”
CBS kicks off seven hours of Super Bowl Sunday pregame coverage highlighted by the Network’s pregame show, THE SUPER BOWL TODAY; Tony Romo’s season-long behind-the-scenes journey to Atlanta – TONY GOES TO THE SUPER BOWL; as well as the day beginning for the first time ever with THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW; and the NFL Films special, ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL.
Originating live from a set in Game Day Fan Plaza and two inside Mercedes-Benz Stadium, James Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson, along with Ian Eagle, will host the Network’s pregame show, SUPER BOWL TODAY, previewing all the football and excitement leading up to Super Bowl LIII. NFL insider Jason La Canfora, reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and Jamie Erdahl, NFL rules analyst Gene Steratore, and contributor Jim Rome also will cover the pregame activities. Amanda Balionis will serve as CBS Sports’ social media correspondent. Other contributing guests including players and coaches will be announced later.
The show will be highlighted by interviews and features including:
● A historical CBS SPORTS PRESENTS series feature highlighting 50 years since Joe Namath guaranteed victory in Super Bowl III for his N.Y. Jets.
● The return of CBS’ Super Bowl features series, “Difference Makers,” which looks back at key plays in recent Super Bowl history and interviews the players who made them.
● A special look at the host city of Atlanta with some of its big-name entertainers in the music world, as well as a look at the key role Atlanta played in the Civil Rights Movement and its leaders.
(More details on features will be announced in the coming weeks.)
Brown will host his ninth Super Bowl pregame show, while Burleson works his first Super Bowl as an analyst.
CBS Sports’ coverage of Super Bowl LIII will begin at 11:30 AM, ET with seven hours of pregame* followed by Super Bowl LIII and postgame coverage.
11:30 AM, ET – THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS)
12:00 NOON, ET - ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL (NFL Films)
1:00 PM, ET – TONY GOES TO THE SUPER BOWL
2:00-6:00 PM, ET – THE SUPER BOWL TODAY
6:00-6:30 PM, ET – SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW
6:30 PM, ET – SUPER BOWL LIII
*detailed descriptions below
In addition, CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, will have more than 75 hours of original Super Bowl LIII programming including extended postgame coverage with SUPER BOWL TODAY POSTGAME SHOW, hosted by Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Simms and Burleson.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY will be produced by Drew Kaliski, producer, THE NFL TODAY, and directed by Bob Matina, director, THE NFL TODAY. THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) will be produced by Deb Gelman and directed by Linda Malino.
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Following is our scheduled pregame programming on CBS (all times Eastern):
► 11:30 AM, ET: THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) — Originating live from Game Day Fan Plaza, CBS kicks off Super Bowl Sunday with THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) with host Adam Schein, along with analysts Amy Trask, London Fletcher and Brandon Tierney as they preview the teams, players and storylines surrounding Super Bowl LIII.
► 12:00 NOON, ET: ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL — ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL is NFL Films’ annual look back at the greatest sights and sounds of the 2018 NFL season. Culled by NFL Films producers, the one-hour special will feature the best of nearly 100 players and coaches wired for sound, focusing on the most exciting moments and the best teams on the journey to Atlanta for Super Bowl LIII. Original orchestral music was once again used in producing the show. ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL debuted following the 1969 season.
► 1:00 PM, ET: TONY GOES TO THE SUPER BOWL presented by GEICO — Travel along with NFL ON CBS lead analyst Tony Romo as he makes his way to Atlanta to cover his first Super Bowl for CBS. Along the way, Romo talks with past Super Bowl champions Len Dawson, John Elway, Tom Brady, Ben Roethlisberger, Drew Brees, Ray Lewis and Sean Payton, and there will be cameo appearances from some of today’s other quarterback stars including Philip Rivers and Baker Mayfield. In addition, Romo gives a behind-the-scenes view of weekly production meetings with the teams he’s covered throughout the season on the way to Super Bowl LIII, and breaks down film to show what it takes to be a Super Bowl champion. Steve Karasik is the producer, and Pete Radovich is the director.
► 2:00 PM, ET: THE SUPER BOWL TODAY — Celebrating Super Bowl LIII, the teams and players participating, THE SUPER BOWL TODAY encompasses all that surrounds the big day, as well as detailed game analysis, features and interviews profiling the key players and coaches who will participate in Super Bowl LIII.
► 6:00 PM, ET: SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW –- The SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW featuring the singing of “America the Beautiful” and the National Anthem, as well as team introductions.
► 6:30 PM, ET: SUPER BOWL LIII – Kick-off of Super Bowl LIII live from Atlanta on the CBS Television Network.
► SUPER BOWL TODAY POSTGAME SHOW and Trophy Presentation – Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Simms and Burleson will recap the highlights of Super Bowl LIII, and Nantz will present the Lombardi Trophy to the Super Bowl LIII champions.
Immediately following the SUPER BOWL TODAY POSTGAME SHOW, extended postgame coverage will continue live with Brown, Esiason, Cowher, Simms and Burleson on the SUPER BOWL TODAY POSTGAME SHOW on CBS Sports Network.
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