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[08/10/16 - 12:05 PM]
Return of "A Football Life" and "The Timeline" to NFL Network Highlight 25 NFL Films Documentaries for 2016
The sixth season of the highly-acclaimed series "A Football Life" premieres Friday, September 16 at 9:00/8:00c.

[via press release from NFL]

Return of 'A Football Life' and 'The Timeline' to NFL Network Highlight 25 NFL Films Documentaries for 2016

13-Episode 'A Football Life' Season Airs Fridays at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network -

Subjects Include Jim Brown, Brett Favre, Michael Vick, Pat Tillman & More?

Expanded 10-Episode Season of 'The Timeline' Airs Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network

For the 2016 NFL season, NFL Films - the most honored filmmaker in sports - presents 25 documentaries that will air on NFL Network, highlighted by the anticipated returns of two Emmy-nominated series, A Football Life and The Timeline.

The sixth season of the highly-acclaimed series A Football Life premieres Friday, September 16 at 9:00 PM ET with a profile of Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin. The second season of the successful series The Timeline airs Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET beginning September 14 with Last Day in LA, chronicling the last time football was played in Los Angeles in 1994. On Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM ET, The Timeline airs at a special time with 9/11, which examines how the NFL reacted to the crisis of September 11, 2001.

Each episode of A Football Life and The Timeline - as well as all NFL Network programming - is streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile) and via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile and Watch NFL Network apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360(NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV and Playstation 4).

A Football Life

A Football Life airs Fridays at 9:00 PM ET on NFL Network throughout the 2016 NFL season with 13 new episodes. Produced by NFL Films, A Football Life continues to examine the iconic individuals and subjects that have had an undeniable and profound impact on the history of the National Football League, offering an inside look into their untold stories.

Among the subjects profiled this season on A Football Life in addition to Curtis Martin are:

Super Bowl champion safety Rodney Harrison

Former Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson

Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young

The late Pat Tillman

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre

Former Pro Bowl quarterback Michael Vick

Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr.

Hall of Fame quarterback Troy Aikman

Former Pro Bowl defensive back Charles Woodson

Hall of Fame linebacker Kevin Greene

Hall of Fame head coach Chuck Noll

Emmy-nominated actor from CBS' The Good Wife, Josh Charles, returns as narrator of the series.

On Saturday, September 3, a special preview of the upcoming season of A Football Life will air on CBS at 8:00 PM ET with a profile of newly enshrined Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre.

Below is a broadcast schedule for the September and October episodes of A Football Life:

September 16 - Curtis Martin

September 23 - Rodney Harrison

September 30 - Chad Johnson

October 7 - Steve Young

October 21 - Brett Favre

October 28 - Pat Tillman

The Timeline

The expanded, 10-episode season of the ground-breaking series The Timeline airs Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network throughout the 2016 NFL season with hour-long episodes chronicling seminal moments that formed the NFL's storied past, shape the present and, in some cases, set the stage for the future.

On Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM ET, The Timeline airs at a special time with 9/11, which examines how the NFL reacted to the crisis of September 11, 2001.

Among the subjects featured this season are on The Timeline:

9/11 (Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM ET) - The inside story of how the NFL reacted to the crisis of September 11, 2001

Last Day in LA (Wednesday, September 14 at 8:00 PM ET) - Exploring the complex history of football in Los Angeles through the lens of Christmas Eve 1994

Rebirth in New Orleans (Wednesday, September 21 at 8:00 PM ET) - The story of the recovery and grand re-opening of the New Orleans Superdome post-Hurricane Katrina

Night of the Living Steelers (Wednesday, September 28 at 8:00 PM ET) - Legendary zombie filmmaker George A. Romero revisits Pittsburgh and members of the 1970s Super Bowl Steelers

Peyton Manning's Summer School (Wednesday, October 12 at 8:00 PM ET) - The story of how Peyton Manning prepared for his record-setting 2013 season with exclusive, never before seen access of Manning that spring and summer

0 and 26 (Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00 PM ET) - The story of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and their inspired march to a first win that became as satisfying as any the league has ever seen

There's Only One America's Team (Wednesday, November 30 at 8:00 PM ET) - In 1978, NFL Films dubbed the Dallas Cowboys as "America's Team." Ever since, no team has become more loved, and possibly more hated

1984 Comeback (Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 PM ET) - An exploration of what 1980's "cool" really was and how a team - the Miami Dolphins - came to define the style and substance of the league for years to come

Lombardi's Redskins (Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 PM ET) - The story of Vince Lombardi's one year of coaching in the nation's capital

The Fog Bowl (Wednesday, December 21 at 8:00 PM ET) - Exploring the 1988 NFC Divisional Round Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears

On Sunday, August 28, The Timeline episode Peyton Manning's Summer School airs on NBC at 7:00 PM ET prior to the preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars, providing a preview of the upcoming season.

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

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NFL content has never been more popular across the media landscape. According to the Nielsen Company, 199 million people tuned into the 2015 NFL regular season representing 78 percent of all television homes and 67 percent of potential viewers in the U.S. NFL games accounted for the top 25 and 46 of the 50 most-watched TV shows among all programming in 2015.





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