or


[01/13/14 - 02:02 PM]
FOX Super Bowl Sunday Pregame Puts America in a New York/New Jersey State of Mind
Co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee and analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson, along with NFL Insider Jay Glazer and others set the stage like no one else can in the hours directly leading up to kick-off.

[via press release from FOX Sports]

FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY PREGAME PUTS AMERICA IN A NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY STATE OF MIND

Buck, Aikman, Oliver and Andrews Call Game

New York - While much focus has been devoted to the weather at Super Bowl XLVIII, the first NFL championship game in the Super Bowl era played in a northern, open-air stadium, perhaps not enough attention has been placed on the football-rich tradition of the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area itself and its link to America's strong passion for football. That changes when the FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame show airs Sunday, Feb. 2 (2:00 - 6:00 PM ET).

FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY is the super-sized Super Bowl edition of FOX NFL SUNDAY, America's highest-rated and most-watched NFL pregame show for 20 straight seasons. Co-hosts Terry Bradshaw and Curt Menefee and analysts Howie Long, Michael Strahan, Jimmy Johnson, along with NFL Insider Jay Glazer and others set the stage like no one else can in the hours directly leading up to kick-off. Included in the four-hour football extravaganza, the first bi-state Super Bowl pregame show which begins in New York's Times Square and concludes in New Jersey's MetLife Stadium, are several compelling features and storylines that demonstrate how connected the nation's No. 1 media market is to one of the nation's top sports. While much is still being planned, highlights of what's already on tap include:

- LOMBARDI - A Brooklyn native, the renowned head coach and general manager Vince Lombardi's name is synonymous with passion for the game, respect from his players and winning on the gridiron. Rightfully, much attention is paid to legendary Lombardi's success as head coach of the Green Bay Packers, guiding them to victory in Super Bowl I and II, but few outside the New York region recall his deep local roots, from his playing days at Fordham, to coaching at St. Cecilia's in New Jersey and the Cadets at West Point, to the NFL sidelines in 1954 during the New York Giants' mid-20th Century glory days.

- NEW YORK TITLE GAMES - The 1958 NFL Championship Game between the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants has been dubbed The Greatest Game Ever Played, and it's credited with vaulting the NFL into the nation's consciousness like never before. This game is the centerpiece of a feature dedicated to New York-based football title games with commentary from NFL Hall of Famers and players from past generations who recount their experiences playing for it all on the nation's biggest stage.

- WICKED WEATHER - No one knows whether it will be 45 degrees with light winds or 10 degrees and snowing on Super Bowl Sunday, but while cold temperatures and snowy conditions could play a role in this year's contest, many of the NFL's most memorable games have been played in inclement weather. Stories of these unique and unforgettable games are packaged and told as never before.

- DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE - In a Super Bowl tradition that began in 2002, during the post-9/11 Super Bowl pregame, FOX Sports again pays tribute to America's active military troops and veterans with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, the cornerstone document upon which America was built. An original musical composition entitled "Heart of Independence" underscores the reading of the document's eloquent and enduring words, with contributions from prominent NFL owners, past and present NFL superstars including: Robert Kraft; Joe Andruzzi; Matt Chatham with members of the Boston Police Department; Chuck Bednarik; London Fletcher and Art Monk; John Mara; Steve Tisch and Woody Johnson; Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews; Chuck Pagano, Andrew Luck and Raymond Berry; Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas; Art Shell; Tony Gonzalez; JJ Watt, the Watt Family and the Houston Fire Dept.; and Adrian Peterson.

- SUMMERALL TRIBUTE - George Allen "Pat" Summerall, who passed away in April, was one of America's most beloved broadcasters. Best known for his work first as an NFL analyst and then as a play-by-play announcer, his partnerships with Tom Brookshire and John Madden are legendary. FOX Sports spotlights Summerall's on-field contributions as a member of the New York Giants in the 1950s and those he made in the broadcast booth. Twenty seasons ago, Summerall and Madden gave a fledgling NFL on FOX instant credibility with the public, so it is more than fitting that FOX Sports honors and remembers Summerall this day.

- RED CARPET - As we've come to know, the Super Bowl isn't just about who's playing, but also about who's attending. As has become a FOX Sports custom, FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY covers the red carpet-arrival of the sports and entertainment celebrities attending Super Bowl XLVIII in a manner befitting a major Hollywood event. FOX NFL SUNDAY's Michael Strahan and FOX SPORTS LIVE's Charissa Thompson chat with the big name celebrities right outside MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, as they arrive for the big game. Strahan and Thompson also host the pregame musical performances carried throughout the show.

Once the game is underway, play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst, NFL Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, television's premier NFL broadcast team, call the action with Pam Oliver and Erin Andrews reporting from the sidelines. For Buck and Aikman, it is their fourth Super Bowl assignment, while Oliver is working her seventh, having patrolled the sidelines for the first six FOX Sports has carried. This is the first time Andrews has worked the Super Bowl for the broadcasting network. Rules and officiating expert Mike Pereira also is available in the booth during the game to offer insight into the controversial plays and penalties. At halftime, Menefee, Bradshaw, Long, Strahan and Johnson have first-half highlights and commentary before turning it over to musical pop sensation Bruno Mars, who headlines the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII halftime show with special guest The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Once a Super Bowl champion is crowned, Bradshaw guides the postgame festivities as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell presents the Lombardi Trophy to the winning team at MetLife Stadium's 50-yard line. Then, just as the day began, Menefee, Bradshaw, Long, Strahan and Johnson close the big day with final thoughts.

The FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame, halftime and postgame coverage is produced by Bill Richards and directed by Stephanie Medina. FOX Sports' exclusive game coverage of Super Bowl XLVIII is produced by Richie Zyontz and directed by Rich Russo. David Neal is Coordinating Producer, Super Bowl XLVIII on FOX. John Entz is Executive Producer, FOX Sports. Eric Shanks is President, COO and Executive Producer of FOX Sports





  [january 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[12/20/14 - 09:00 AM]
NBC Ranks #1 Friday Night Among the Big 4 in Adults 18-49, Total Viewers, Adults 25-54 and All Other Key Measures
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, December 19.

[12/20/14 - 08:47 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Viewers, Demos with "Dateline"
The Peacock leads the night with its perennial newsmagazine.

[12/19/14 - 03:15 PM]
David Schwimmer Cast as Attorney Robert Kardashian in "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson"
He'll join the previously announced Cuba Gooding Jr. as O.J. Simpson and Sarah Paulson as Marcia Clark.

[12/19/14 - 12:47 PM]
"Whale Wars" Returns to Animal Planet January 2 with a World Premiere Three-Hour Event
Under legal siege, Captain Paul Watson is forced to hand the mission over to youthful veteran Peter Hammarstedt following a ruling from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

[12/19/14 - 11:58 AM]
Velocity and Discovery Channel Announce the On Air Team for Barrett-Jackson Live
Coverage begins Tuesday, January 13 from 6-8 PM ET on Discovery Channel and continues through Sunday, January 18 from 2-7 PM ET on Velocity.

[12/19/14 - 10:12 AM]
"Night Will Fall," Revealing the Untold Story of a 1945 Film Detailing Concentration-Camp Atrocities, Debuts Jan. 26, Exclusively on HBO
The film juxtaposes horrific raw footage and scenes from the 1945 documentary with insights from the survivors, the soldiers who liberated them and the filmmakers who recorded these appalling images.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
USA Network Announces Series Pick-Up for New Drama "Mr. Robot"
The series stars Rami Malek, Christian Slater, Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin and Martin Wallstrom.

[12/19/14 - 10:02 AM]
Starz Releases New Video and Image from "Outlander"
The release is part of Starz's 25 Days of #OutlanderOfferings that has been giving fans something extra special for the holidays to get them through the #Droughtlander.

[12/19/14 - 10:00 AM]
AMC Casts International Film Star Daniel Wu as Lead of "Badlands" (WT)
The series tells the story of a ruthless, well-trained warrior named Sunny (Wu) and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.

[12/19/14 - 09:20 AM]
"@midnight" Moves to 11:30 p.m. for Two Weeks Only; Comedy Central Premieres "Ari Shaffir: Paid Regular" and "This Is Not Happening" in January
The premiere episode of "This Is Not Happening" will be available on Amazon Instant Video on January 12 and in the Comedy Central App on January 13.

[12/19/14 - 08:41 AM]
"The People Magazine Awards" Generates NBC's Biggest Audience in Its Slot, Excluding "Peter Pan Live!" and NFL, Since October 23
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, December 18.

[12/19/14 - 08:39 AM]
Emmy(R)-Winning Series "Banshee" Returns for Third Season Jan. 9, Exclusively on Cinemax
New guest stars this season include Denis O'Hare, Chaske Spencer, Tom Pelphrey and Meaghan Rath.

[12/19/14 - 08:25 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: Comedies Power CBS to Top Spot
A repeat "The Big Bang Theory" and a new "Mom" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[12/19/14 - 08:08 AM]
Season Two of "My Big Redneck Family" Premieres Saturday, January 17 at 9 P.M., ET/PT
Tom Arnold is back to host the 13-episode second season as this lovable gang faces more parenting problems, marital misadventures and questionable career moves than ever before.

[12/19/14 - 08:03 AM]
First-Time People's Choice Award Nominee Iggy Azalea and Last Year's People's Choice Award Winner Fall Out Boy to Perform at "People's Choice Awards 2015"
They will join the lineup with recently announced performers Lady Antebellum.