or


[09/02/14 - 01:41 PM]
CBS Sports and NFL Network "Run This Town" for Thursday Night Football Open with Music Featuring Rihanna and Narration by Don Cheadle
The 16-game "Thursday Night Football" schedule kicks off on September 11 with the Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday doubleheader on December 20.

[via press release from CBS]

CBS SPORTS AND NFL NETWORK "RUN THIS TOWN" FOR THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL OPEN WITH MUSIC FEATURING RIHANNA AND NARRATION BY DON CHEADLE

CBS Sports and NFL Network will open each game of Thursday Night Football in 2014 with Jay-Z's Grammy Award-winning song, "Run This Town" featuring megastar Rihanna. The Thursday Night Football open will be accompanied by the narration of Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle. Cheadle's narration sets the scene to kick off the NFL week on Thursday nights, highlighting the division rivalry games. And, asking the question, who will "Run This Town"?

The 16-game Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off on September 11 with the Steelers vs. Ravens from Baltimore and ends with a Week 16 Saturday doubleheader on December 20.

Thursday Night Football will feature a customized open each week highlighting the teams and storylines. Featuring Cheadle's narration with music sung by Rihanna, the open matches the size and drama of each Thursday night game. This open, which was filmed in an airplane hangar, was produced and directed by 28-time Emmy Award-winning producer Pete Radovich, who serves as CBS Sports' creative director.

"This open combines one of music's biggest stars with one of the most dynamic actors in Hollywood," said Radovich. "The energy that both talents provide gives the opening to every Thursday night the big-game, primetime feel it deserves. It is a dream scenario for any director."

Academy Award(R) and Emmy Award(R) nominee Don Cheadle currently stars as 'Marty Kaan' on the critically acclaimed Showtime series House of Lies for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Most recently Cheadle starred in and directed the independent film Miles Ahead based on the life of legendary jazz artist, Miles Davis, along with Ewan McGregor. He also reprised his role of Colonel James Rhodes in Avengers: Age of Ultron. His credits included Hamburger Hill, Colors, Devil in A Blue Dress, Rosewood, Boogie Nights, Bulworth, Out Of Sight, Mission To Mars, The Family Man, Traffic, Things Behind The Sun, Swordfish, Ocean's Eleven, Manic, Ocean's Twelve, Hotel Rwanda, Crash, Reign Over Me, Ocean's Thirteen, Talk To Me, Traitor, Iron Man 2, The Guard, Flight and Iron Man 3.

The Thursday Night Football schedule on CBS, also simulcast on NFL Network includes:

Sept. 11 (Week 2): Steelers at Ravens Oct. 9 (Week 6): Colts at Texans
Sept. 18 (Week 3): Buccaneers at Falcons Oct. 16 (Week 7): Jets at Patriots
Sept. 25 (Week 4): Giants at Redskins Oct. 23 (Week 8): Chargers at Broncos
Oct. 2 (Week 5): Vikings at Packers Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*

The Thursday Night Football schedule on NFL Network includes:

Oct. 30 (Week 9): Saints at Panthers Dec. 4 (Week 14): Cowboys at Bears
Nov. 6 (Week 10): Browns at Bengals Dec. 11 (Week 15): Cardinals at Rams
Nov. 13 (Week 11): Bills at Dolphins Dec. 18 (Week 16): Titans at Jaguars
Nov. 20 (Week 12): Chiefs at Raiders Dec. 20 (Week 16): Chargers at 49ers/Eagles at Redskins*

To view the entire 2014 NFL schedule, visit NFL.com and CBSSports.com

The pregame show for Thursday Night Football begins each week at 6:00 PM, ET on NFL Network live from outside the stadium on NFL Total Access Kickoff. At 7:30 PM, ET, NFL Thursday Night Kickoff is live from inside the stadium taking viewers up to kickoff. The show will air on CBS and be simulcast on NFL Network during Weeks 2-8 and air exclusively on NFL Network during Weeks 9-12 and 14-16.

The full slate of 16 regular-season Thursday Night Football games will be produced by CBS with its broadcasters and production team, including Jim Nantz and Phil Simms along with Tracy Wolfson reporting. They also will announce select games on Sundays on CBS.

*The kickoff times for each of the Saturday games - Philadelphia at Washington and San Diego at San Francisco - will be determined at a later date.





  [september 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
 


· THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (CBS)





[09/17/14 - 09:32 AM]
CBS Announces New Live +7-Day (L7) Rating Reporting System for the Upcoming Television Season
"L7 and C7 are the metrics that more accurately account for how viewers watch our shows and how we get paid for our programming - both in advertising and content licensing," said Leslie Moonves.

[09/17/14 - 09:31 AM]
E! Celebrates Joan Rivers with a Full Day of Programming Honoring the Comedy Legend When "Joan Day" Airs Friday, September 19th
Plus: "Fashion Police: Celebrating Joan," a 90-minute special, airs that same night at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"Black Dynamite" Explodes Back onto Adult Swim - Season Two Premieres Saturday, October 18th at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
Based on 2009's critically-acclaimed feature film, the "Black Dynamite" animated series further chronicles the exploits of the central character, Black Dynamite, and his crew.

[09/17/14 - 09:01 AM]
Bill Hader Returns to "Saturday Night Live" as Host on Oct. 11 with Musical Guest Hozier
Hader earned two Emmy nominations while on "SNL" and received critical acclaim for his notable impressions and characters, including the 'Stefon' as well as dozens of others.

[09/17/14 - 09:00 AM]
"The Game" Begins November 5 at 10:00PM as Part of BBC America's "Dramaville"
When an MI5 agent is contacted by a defecting KGB officer about the plan to destroy the British establishment, MI5 leader, Daddy (Brian Cox), assembles a secret committee to investigate the threat in a frantic race against time.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:17 AM]
New Season of Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me" Premieres October 9
Dan Riskin provides scientific perspective throughout this 10-part series that vividly recounts the stories of people tormented by sinister creatures that have invaded their bodies.

[09/17/14 - 08:14 AM]
"The Men in Blazers Show" Makes TV Debut on NBCSN Monday, September 22 at 10 P.M. ET
"We are aiming to make the least technically ambitious show in the history of television," Michael Davies said. "One camera. One guest. Two bald blokes. We may or may not have clips."

[09/17/14 - 08:12 AM]
"The Boss of the Moss" Is Back on National Geographic Channel with New Season of "The Legend of Mick Dodge"
New episodes return Tuesday, September 30 at 9:00/8:00c on the network.

[09/17/14 - 08:11 AM]
One of America's "Hottest" Entertainment Brands, TMZ, Comes to Reelz
"TMZ Hollywood Sports" will anchor the network's weekday primetime line up beginning Monday, September 29 at 8:00/7:00c.

[09/17/14 - 08:10 AM]
"Mass Extinction: Life at the Brink" Premieres Sunday, November 30 at 8PM ET/PT on Smithsonian Channel
Jeffrey Wright narrates the one-hour special, produced by Tangled Bank Studios, the film and television unit of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

[09/17/14 - 07:31 AM]
CBS Aligns with Georgetown Cupcake to Promote the Network's New Drama Series "Madam Secretary"
This Saturday, locations in Georgetown, SoHo, Los Angeles and Boston will give away free red velvet cupcakes with a special fondant topper adorned with the CBS series' logo.

[09/17/14 - 07:30 AM]
"Untold with Maria Menounos" Airs Thursday, September 18 at 8:00PM ET/PT Only on E!
This time Menounos goes behind the shocking headlines of celebrity deaths like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cory Monteith to reveal what is becoming a much-publicized epidemic: "Hollywood & Heroin."