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[08/20/13 - 11:55 AM]
CBS Sports Announces Broadcast Pairings for 2013 NFL Season
Plus: James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe will return to "The NFL Today."

[via press release from CBS]

CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES BROADCAST PAIRINGS FOR 2013 NFL SEASON

Jim Nantz and Phil Simms Lead as No. 1 NFL ON CBS Announce Team In CBS Television Network's 54th Season Covering NFL

THE NFL TODAY Anchored by James Brown, Dan Marino, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe

The CBS Television Network begins its 54th year of broadcasting the NFL on Sunday, Sept. 8 (12:00 Noon-4:00 PM, ET) as Jim Nantz and Phil Simms lead THE NFL ON CBS into the Network's 2013 NFL season. CBS Sports' complete roster of announce teams for its 54th year of NFL coverage was announced today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS.

James Brown anchors the CBS Television Network's pre-game studio show, THE NFL TODAY, along with analysts Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason, Shannon Sharpe and Bill Cowher from the CBS Broadcast Center in New York City. Jason La Canfora begins his second year as the "NFL Insider," while Lesley Visser serves as a contributor for the show. This season marks the 46th year of THE NFL TODAY on the CBS Television Network.

THE NFL ON CBS announce team is solidified as the deepest in sports television as Greg Gumbel once again calls games alongside Dan Dierdorf; Ian Eagle teams with Dan Fouts; Marv Albert pairs with Rich Gannon to call games; Kevin Harlan once again teams with Solomon Wilcots; Bill Macatee with Steve Tasker; and Spero Dedes pairs with Steve Beuerlein.

Following are the Network's NFL announcer pairings for the 2013 season (play-by-play/analyst):

Jim Nantz//Phil Simms
Greg Gumbel//Dan Dierdorf
Ian Eagle//Dan Fouts
Marv Albert//Rich Gannon
Kevin Harlan//Solomon Wilcots
Bill Macatee//Steve Tasker
Spero Dedes//Steve Beuerlein

Lance Barrow is the coordinating producer and lead game producer for THE NFL ON CBS, and Michael Arnold is the lead game director. Drew Kaliski is producer for THE NFL TODAY, while Bob Matina directs. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer & Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

McManus also serves as Executive Producer for THE NFL ON CBS.

CBS SPORTS BEGINS 2013 NFL SEASON WITH WEEKEND GAMES

THE NFL ON CBS Preseason Schedule Kicks Off with Green Bay Packers Hosting Seattle Seahawks Live in Prime Time on Friday, August 23

St. Louis Rams Take On Denver Broncos for THE NFL ON CBS's Second Preseason Game Following Night on August 24 on CBS Television Network

The CBS Television Network begins its 54th year broadcasting the NFL with two preseason games during the 2013 season.

The preseason schedule for THE NFL ON CBS begins on Friday, Aug. 23 (8:00 PM, ET) when the Green Bay Packers host the Seattle Seahawks live in prime time on the CBS Television Network. Ian Eagle and Phil Simms provide the call, along with Tracy Wolfson reporting, from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisc. Ryan Galvin produces and Mike Arnold directs.

THE NFL ON CBS will conclude its two-game preseason schedule the following night as the St. Louis Rams take on the Denver Broncos live in prime time on Saturday, Aug. 24 (8:00 PM, ET). Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf call the action, along with Allie LaForce reporting, from Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, Colo. Mark Wolff produces and Bob Fishman directs.

Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports, and serves as Executive Producer of CBS Sports' coverage of THE NFL ON CBS. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.

Following are THE NFL ON CBS assignments for Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 and Week 4 (subject to change).

WEEK 1 - Sept. 8

GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·New England @ Buffalo Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf// Mark Wolff/Suzanne Smith Tracy Wolfson

·Cincinnati @ Chicago Jim Nantz/Phil Simms Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Miami @ Cleveland Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots Craig Silver/Mark Grant

·Oakland @ Indianapolis Marv Albert/Rich Gannon Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

·Kansas City @ Jacksonville Spero Dedes/Steve Tasker Sellers Shy/Chris Svendsen

·Tennessee @ Pittsburgh Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts Victor Frank/Steve Milton

WEEK 2 - Sept. 15 - CBS DOUBLEHEADER

GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Cleveland @ Baltimore Marv Albert/Rich Gannon Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

·Tennessee @ Houston Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots Ken Mack/Mark Grant

·Miami @ Indianapolis Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts Victor Frank/Suzanne Smith

·San Diego @ Philadelphia Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Denver @ N.Y. Giants Jim Nantz/Phil Simms Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Jacksonville @ Oakland Spero Dedes/Steve Tasker Ryan Galvin/Chris Svendsen

WEEK 3 - Sept. 22 - CBS DOUBLEHEADER

GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Houston @ Baltimore Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman

·Cleveland @ Minnesota Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots Ken Mack/Mark Grant

·San Diego @ Tennessee Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

4:25 PM, ET starts:

·Indianapolis @ San Francisco Jim Nantz/Phil Simms Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold

·Jacksonville @ Seattle Bill Macatee/Steve Tasker Victor Frank/Chris Svendsen

·Buffalo @ N.Y. Jets Marv Albert/Rich Gannon Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

WEEK 4 - Sept. 29

GAME PLAY-BY-PLAY/ANALYST PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

1:00 PM, ET starts:

·Baltimore @ Buffalo Ian Eagle/Dan Fouts Bob Mansbach/Suzanne Smith

·Cincinnati @ Cleveland Marv Albert/Rich Gannon Jim Rikhoff/Andy Goldberg

·Indianapolis @ Jacksoville Kevin Harlan/Solomon Wilcots Ken Mack/Mark Grant

·Pittsburgh @ Minnesota* Jim Nantz/Phil Simms Lance Barrow/Mike Arnold *(London)

4:00 PM, ET starts:

·N.Y. Jets @ Tennessee Greg Gumbel/Dan Dierdorf Mark Wolff/Bob Fishman





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