NFL AND NBC CELEBRATE FALL WITH "THE NFL KICKOFF SPECIAL ON NBC PRESENTED BY EA SPORTS," ONE-HOUR NFL/NBC FALL PREVIEW SPECIAL 9 P.M. ET/PT, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
NFL and NBC Network Talent Host Primetime Show with Performances by USHER, KEITH URBAN and NATASHA BEDINGFIELD
BURBANK, Calif. - September 4, 2008 -- The worlds of football, music and television will collide Friday, Sept.5 in a one-hour primetime special on NBC at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) with "The NFL Kickoff Special on NBC Presented by EA Sports." The show will preview both the 2008 NFL season and NBC's Fall TV lineup.
The telecast also features performances by Grammy Award-winning artists USHER and KEITH URBAN, as well as Grammy nominated NATASHA BEDINGFIELD.
The show will be hosted by stars from NBC shows, including ZACHARY LEVI ("Chuck") and ALISON SWEENEY ("The Biggest Loser," "Days Of Our Lives"). NFL Network hosts RICH EISEN and DEION SANDERS also will appear in the show.
The musical performances and hosts will be taped Thursday, Sept. 4 in New York City's Columbus Circle as a part of a free concert leading up to the NFL season opener on NBC. The first game features the Super Bowl XLII champions New York Giants against NFC East division foe Washington Redskins at Giants Stadium at 7:00 PM ET. The game also will be streamed on NBCSports.com and NFL.com, the first-ever streaming of a full NFL game in the U.S.