Jan. 21, 2021
CBS SPORTS ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF SUPER BOWL LV, THE NETWORK’S RECORD 21ST SUPER BOWL BROADCAST
Seven Hours of Super Bowl Pregame Coverage Featuring “The Super Bowl Today” and “That Other Pregame Show”
“Road to the Super Bowl” and “Tony Goes to the Super Bowl” Also Featured as Part of Network’s Super Bowl Pregame Shows
Culminates with “Super Bowl Today Postgame Show” on CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports is set to broadcast its 21st Super Bowl, the most of any Network, with its coverage from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. for Super Bowl LV on Sunday, Feb. 7. Super Bowl LV kicks off at 6:30 PM, ET with the pregame shows beginning at 11:30 AM, ET.
For the second time as an announce team, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo will call the Super Bowl, along with reporters Tracy Wolfson, Evan Washburn and Jay Feely and Rules Analyst Gene Steratore.
Today, the Network announces its programming lineup for Super Bowl Sunday, highlighted by five hours of live pregame coverage from THE SUPER BOWL TODAY and THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS), the broadcast of Super Bowl LV, and SUPER BOWL TODAY POSTGAME on CBS Sports Network following the game.
CBS Sports’ extensive coverage of Super Bowl LV will begin at 11:30 AM, ET. The full schedule is as follows:
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In addition to television availability, SUPER BOWL LV will be available to be streamed digitally across devices on CBS Sports and NFL digital properties, via CBS All Access, and on mobile via the participating teams’ mobile properties, Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media mobile properties.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY and TOPS During Super Bowl LIII, Live in Atlanta
CBS SPORTS SETS THE STAGE FOR SUPER BOWL SUNDAY WITH ENTERTAINING AND INFORMATIVE PREGAME SHOWS LIVE FROM TAMPA
Super Bowl Coverage Anchored by James Brown Hosting Super Bowl Pregame Show for Record 10th Time
James Brown will anchor CBS Sports’ Super Bowl pregame, halftime and postgame coverage for Super Bowl LV, hosting the Super Bowl for a record setting 10th time.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, from 2:00-6:00 PM, ET, will originate live from Raymond James Stadium. Brown, Boomer Esiason, Bill Cowher, Phil Simms and Nate Burleson, along with Ian Eagle and Charles Davis, will provide commentary previewing all the football and excitement leading up to kickoff. NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, reporters Wolfson and Washburn, Steratore and contributor Jim Rome also will cover the pregame activities. Other guests will be announced at a later date.
THE SUPER BOWL TODAY will be produced by Drew Kaliski and directed by Bob Matina.
For the second time, CBS’ Super Bowl Sunday coverage will kick off with THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS) featuring CBS Sports Network’s Amy Trask, London Fletcher, Jonathan Jones, Kyle Long and host Adam Schein, beginning at 11:30 AM, ET, as they preview the teams, players and storylines surrounding Super Bowl LV.
Two years ago for Super Bowl LIII, Producer Deb Gelman and Director Linda Malino made history as the first women to produce and direct a Super Bowl pregame show. They will again serve in the same roles in Tampa for TOPS.
ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL, which follows at 12:00 PM, ET, is NFL Films’ annual look back at the greatest sights and sounds of this most unique 2020 NFL season. Culled by NFL Films producers, the one-hour special will feature the best of nearly 125 players and coaches wired for sound, focusing on the most exciting moments and the best teams on the journey to Tampa for Super Bowl LV. Original orchestral music was once again used in producing the show. ROAD TO THE SUPER BOWL debuted following the 1969 season.
TONY GOES TO THE SUPER BOWL airs at 1:00 PM, ET. NFL ON CBS lead analyst Tony Romo makes his way to Tampa to cover his second Super Bowl for CBS as legendary Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Patrick Mahomes and Russell Wilson share their memories of the big game with him and discuss what defines greatness. Ellis Williams is the producer. Pete Radovich and Steve Karasik serve as coordinating producers.
The SUPER BOWL ON CBS KICK-OFF SHOW at 6:00 PM, ET rounds out the Network’s lead-up to kick-off featuring pregame musical performances, the singing of the National Anthem by Grammy Award-nominated artists Eric Church and Jazmine Sullivan; and America the Beautiful by Grammy Award-winning artist H.E.R., the coin toss and team introductions.
CBS SPORTS GAME ANNOUNCER STATS
● Nantz will call play-by-play for his sixth Super Bowl and eighth overall. He hosted two others for the Network in 2001 and 2004.
● Romo will work his second Super Bowl as CBS Sports’ lead analyst.
● Steratore, who was the referee for Super Bowl LII, will serve as CBS Sports’ Rules Analyst for his second Super Bowl.
● This marks the third Super Bowl at CBS for Wolfson, Washburn and Feely.
● Super Bowl LV will be produced and directed by the Emmy-Award winning Jim Rikhoff, Lead Game Producer, and Mike Arnold, Lead Game Director. This is Rikhoff’s second year producing the Super Bowl, and Arnold’s sixth.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports and serves as Executive Producer for the Network’s coverage of THE NFL ON CBS and Super Bowl LV. David Berson is President, CBS Sports. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Executive Vice President, Production, CBS Sports.
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