Just like a team checking out of training camp, NFL Network's 2008 programming includes exciting additions complementing a strong returning cast.
Thursday features a night of new programming on NFL Network. The sounds of the game that only NFL Films can capture -- with exclusive on-field and sideline microphone access -- will be featured on "Live Wire" at 9:00 p.m. (all times ET) premiering on September 11. Then at 9:30 p.m., it is "Starting 11," a fast-paced, highlight-driven look at the 11 most exciting moments from the previous weekend. Following these newcomers Thursday at 10:00 p.m. is a new season of the Emmy Award-winning "America's Game" featuring the debut of "The Missing Rings." "America's Game: The Missing Rings" debuts on September 18 and chronicles five of the greatest teams which did not win a Super Bowl.
Starting on September 2 is "Team Cam," a new, two-hour, live whip-around show with exclusive coverage and interviews from a dedicated camera inside the headquarters or practice sites of all 32 teams. "Team Cam," Tuesday through Friday at 4:00 p.m., features NFL coach and player press conferences accompanied by debate among NFL Network talent, beat writers and bloggers.
Randy Moss, a veteran horse racing analyst and host, joins NFL Network as the host of "Team Cam." Moss previously was an award-winning columnist and reporter for the Dallas Morning News and other newspapers for two decades.
Monday nights at 7:30 p.m., NFL Network will give fans a unique minute-by-minute look at what happened the previous afternoon with the new one-hour "NFL Replay Real-Time." Much like the hit show "24," "NFL Replay Real-Time," premiering September 8 with a special 6 p.m. start time, will have a time-of-day graphic on the screen. If Brett Favre throws a touchdown pass at 1:06 p.m. and Devin Hester returns a punt for a touchdown at 1:11 p.m., fans will see those big plays and more from a different perspective ... as they unfolded in real time.
NFL Network's September schedule features a return of "NFL Total Access," the network's signature show, airing Monday through Saturday. "NFLTA" is the only year-round show that is 60 minutes of nightly news dedicated completely to America's most popular sport.
Leading into "NFLTA" Tuesday through Friday at 6:00 p.m. is the newly expanded 60-minute "College Football Now," featuring appearances by bloggers who are on-campus watching practices every day to provide viewers with up-to-the-minute news, matchup analysis and discussion of all the hot topics in college football.
Following "NFLTA on Tuesday and Wednesday nights is "NFL Replay," which re-airs the best games of the weekend in a fast-paced 90-minute format enhanced with additional camera angles, sideline sound and postgame interviews.
"Playbook," the ultimate football chalkboard show using the game film that coaches and players watch each week, returns Thursday and Friday nights at 8:00 p.m. beginning September 5, while "NFL Classic Games," offering complete network broadcasts of classic NFL regular season and playoff games, airs Fridays at 9:00 p.m.
"NFL's Top 10," the countdown show which debates a topical category each week, returns Saturdays at 9:00 p.m.
Sunday returnees include "NFL GameDay Final," offering the final word on the games in a 90-minute spin around the league at 11:30 p.m.; and "NFL GameDay Scoreboard" at 4:00 p.m., which provides fans with highlights and postgame reaction immediately after the early afternoon games are completed.
"NFL Total Access" and "NFL GameDay Final" are hosted by Rich Eisen, who is joined by Marshall Faulk, Rod Woodson, Terrell Davis, Jamie Dukes and Adam Schefter on "NFLTA" and Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders on "NFL GameDay Final." "NFL GameDay Scoreboard" is hosted by Fran Charles.
"Playbook" features Brian Baldinger and Sterling Sharpe, while "College Football Now" is hosted by Paul Burmeister with expert analysts Mike Mayock, Charles Davis and Terry Donahue.
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