The CW Network and NFL Films have set a cast of former football stars for the upcoming season of the Emmy-winning weekly studio series Inside the NFL.
Premiering on its new network at 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, the long-running series breaks down previously unseen highlights and exclusive NFL Films mic’d-up sounds from the week’s matchups.
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Ryan Clark, a Super Bowl champion safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers and an Emmy-winning studio analyst, will be joined by former Miami Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder, Pro Bowl ex-quarterback Jay Cutler, former Pro Bowl wide receiver Chad Johnson and two-time Super Bowl champion defensive end Chris Long, an Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award winner.
“We are thrilled to welcome Ryan, Channing, Jay, Chad and Chris to The CW family as we prepare Inside the NFL for its broadcast television debut,” said Dennis Miller, president, The CW Network. “Not only do they all possess a deep understanding, knowledge and passion for the game, but they also bring a unique sense of humor and fun to the table. Plus, they are not afraid to voice their opinions on any topic. This season of “Inside the NFL” will be a must-watch for all football fans.”
Said Ross Ketover, senior executive at NFL Films: “We are so proud that Inside the NFL has been loved and consumed by football fans for an incredible 47 years. Now having this show on broadcast television for the first time, with our new partners at The CW, everyone at NFL Films is unbelievably excited to refresh and reinvent this tentpole franchise.”
The long-running series moves to The CW this season from Paramount+. Since debuting in 1977, it has aired mostly on HBO, then briefly on Showtime. This will be its first time on broadcast network television.
An NFL Films production, “Inside the NFL” is executive produced by Ross Ketover, Pat Kelleher and Keith Cossrow.
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