Today, CBS announced a four-hour NFL pregame show on the CBS Sports Network (channel 6,002 on your digital box) called That Other Pregame Show. It will, of course, go up against the actual CBS pregame show… on CBS. And FOX’s offering. And ESPN’s offering.
Continuing its aggressive expansion of programming around CBS Sports’ marquee properties, CBS Sports Network launches THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW (TOPS), a new weekly Sunday football studio program debuting Sunday, Sept. 8 (9:00 AM-1:00 PM, ET). The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports, and Executive Producer, THE NFL ON CBS, and David Berson, President, CBS Sports.
THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW breaks from the familiar pregame show format, presenting a unique fan-focused take on all the week’s NFL and college action, headlines and hot-button issues, giving viewers all the latest information as it happens. “TOPS” will be hosted by Adam Schein along with 11-year NFL veteran Bart Scott, long-time Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask, CBS Sports Radio’s Brandon Tierney, CBSSports.com fantasy analyst Nathan Zegura and LEAD OFF’s Allie LaForce reporting.
The show also will incorporate various forms of social media interaction, engaging the “TOPS” team with its viewers. The last hour of the show will be centered on Fantasy Football helping fans set their line-ups each week. Continuing its focus on all things football, “TOPS” will take a look back at all the college football games and performances that fans are still talking about from the previous day and look forward to the week ahead.
The other working title for the show was: We Can Literally Throw Any Shit on TV and Insult Your Intelligence Because a Vast Majority of Americans are Dumb and Will Watch Anything with Screaming Heads if They’re Even Remotely Broaching the Subject of Football, Sex or Food (Fuck You, America!)