or


[05/02/06 - 12:00 AM]
Sterling Sharpe Joins NBC's 'Football Night in America' as Studio Analyst

[via press release from NBC]

STERLING SHARPE JOINS NBC'S 'FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA' AS STUDIO ANALYST

Conference Call TODAY at 3 p.m. ET - Dial 719/457-2627 to Participate

NEW YORK -� May 2, 2006 -� Sterling Sharpe, a five-time NFL Pro Bowl selection who never missed a single game in seven seasons with the Green Bay Packers, and the first NFL player to record consecutive 100-reception seasons, joins NBC's "Football Night in America" studio show as an analyst, it was announced today by Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. There will be a conference call TODAY with Sharpe and Ebersol at 3 p.m. ET; dial 719/457-2627 to participate.

"Sterling made an enormous impression on us at his audition," said Ebersol. "He has always been unafraid to speak his mind and will bring strong, informed opinions to the show. He has tremendous on-air chemistry with Bob, Cris and Jerome and is the ideal choice to complete our 'Football Night in America' team. I can't wait to get started this fall."

Sharpe joins the most honored NFL broadcast team ever assembled. Al Michaels, whom the AP called "TV's best play-by-play announcer," will call "NBC Sunday Night Football" games alongside John Madden, the most honored analyst in television history with 15 Emmy Awards. Bob Costas, an 18-time Emmy Award winner, will host NBC's "Football Night in America" studio show alongside co-host Cris Collinsworth, the most honored studio analyst in history with six Emmy Awards, and analyst Jerome Bettis, one of the most popular players in recent NFL history. "NBC Sunday Night Football" coverage also includes sideline and feature reporter Andrea Kremer, whom the Los Angeles Times has called "the best TV interviewer in the business of covering the NFL." Peter King, who covers the NFL for Sports Illustrated and is considered one of the country's foremost NFL reporters, serves as a reporter for the "Football Night in America" studio show.

Sharpe, 40, never missed a game in seven stellar NFL seasons with the Green Bay Packers, and holds the team record with 595 career receptions. A five-time Pro Bowl selection, he led the NFL in catches three times, touchdown catches twice and receiving yards once. Sharpe had five 1,000-yard seasons and became the first NFL player to record consecutive 100-reception seasons in 1992-93. He was the Packers' first-round draft choice in 1988 from the University of South Carolina

Following his playing career, Sharpe was an analyst for ESPN's "Sunday Night Countdown" and spent the last two seasons with the NFL Network as an analyst on "Playbook." He will continue to serve as an analyst for the NFL Network.

"FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA" & "NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL"

NBC's "Football Night in America" primetime studio show and the premier primetime game of the week, "NBC Sunday Night Football" will be broadcast in high definition.

NBC's NFL agreement continues through the 2011 season and calls for 16 regular season Sunday night games, each season's "NFL Kickoff" Thursday night primetime game, two postseason Wild Card games and three preseason games in primetime, in addition to Super Bowl XLIII in 2009 in Tampa and XLVI in 2012 and Pro Bowls in the same years.

Under the new NFL agreement, the NFL provides NBC flexible game scheduling over seven of the final eight weeks of the regular season for "NBC Sunday Night Football." Flexible scheduling, offered for the first time by the NFL, ensures marquee matchups when many teams' playoff chances are at stake.





  [may 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· FOOTBALL NIGHT IN AMERICA (NBC)
· SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (NBC)





[04/26/18 - 10:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Fourth Season of "Billions"
The show's current third season will move to 9:00/8:00c starting next Sunday, May 6 to anchor the night.

[04/26/18 - 10:01 AM]
Thrusters on Full - "Star Trek: Discovery" Begins Production on Season 2
Production officially began last week on the second season with Alex Kurtzman directing the premiere episode.

[04/26/18 - 09:33 AM]
"Saturday Night Live's" Colin Jost and Michael Che to Host 70th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
The telecast will be executive produced by "SNL" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels.

[04/26/18 - 09:07 AM]
Video: Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Official Trailer - Premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT
Kevin Costner as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park.

[04/26/18 - 09:02 AM]
Ocean Explorers Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau Plunge Into a New Season of "Caribbean Pirate Treasure"
Dive into exhilarating deep-sea adventures with underwater explorers Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, and his journalist wife, Ashlan, as they investigate incredible stories of pirates' plunder and lost loot.

[04/26/18 - 09:01 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere Biography Special "Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography" on Tuesday, May 29
The raw two-hour documentary follows former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau as she recounts her tumultuous past in her most in-depth confessional to date.

[04/26/18 - 08:25 AM]
Comedy Central Launches The Creators Program and Taps Five Emerging Creators/Writers/Performers to Develop Daily Topical Digital Content
The inaugural creators are Ryan Beck, Chris Cotton, Hanna Dickinson, Jordan Mendoza and Natasha Vaynblat.

[04/26/18 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Dramas Hold Onto Demo Crown
"Empire," "Star" help lead the night among adults 18-49.

[04/26/18 - 08:08 AM]
"Star Wars Resistance," A High-Flying Anime-Inspired Series That Explores an Uncharted Timeframe Prior to the Events of "The Force Awakens," Ordered by Disney Channels
"Star Wars Resistance" will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites, including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

[04/26/18 - 08:03 AM]
CNBC's "Warren Buffett: Investor. Teacher. Icon." to Premiere Friday, May 4 at 10PM ET/PT
The program premieres the night before the Annual Shareholders Meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, the company that Buffett has led for more than 50 years and turned into a behemoth now worth almost half a trillion dollars.

[04/26/18 - 08:02 AM]
Netflix Orders Three New Projects from Comedy Powerhouse Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias
In the multi-cam comedy series, "Mr. Iglesias," Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater.

[04/26/18 - 07:47 AM]
The Return of Cooking Channel's "Beach Bites with Katie Lee" Makes Waves with New Destinations
Each of the six half-hour long episodes are full of sun, sand and surf, as Katie beach hops in search of the finest fare served up on shores near and far.

[04/25/18 - 01:29 PM]
EPIX Orders Drama Series "Godfather of Harlem"
Written and executive produced by Chris Brancato and Paul Eckstein, the 10-episode series will star Oscar(R) winner Forest Whitaker who will also executive produce through his company Significant Productions.

[04/25/18 - 01:06 PM]
Ready, Set, Bingo! Play Live Bingo on IFC Thursday Nights
Viewers can play along live by watching the "Bingo Breaks," with balls called by actual IFC employees and special guests, for a chance to win a special "slightly off" prize each week.

[04/25/18 - 11:44 AM]
Investigation Discovery to Air Updated "People Magazine Investigates" Special Regarding the Capture of the Suspected Golden State Killer
Said installment will air this Friday, April 27 at 10:00/9:00c and Sunday, April 29 at 8:00/7:00c.