ESPNs NFL PrimeTime, the sports networks flagship NFL show almost two decades, is returning with its original hosts Chris Berman and Tom Jackson. The new incarnation of the highlights show will air on the ESPN+ streaming service beginning Sunday, returning it to screens after a 14-year absence.
SportsCenter anchor Scott Van Pelt and Monday Night Football announcer Joe Tessitore will also be part of the hourlong show, which will stream live Sundays at 7:30 ET during the season. The network said each show will be updated with highlights from the late Sunday and Monday games, and each show will be available on-demand through late Wednesday.
The original show ran from 1989-2005 before morphing into an extended SportsCenter highlights segment known as “The Blitz.” Jackson retired in 2016, and Berman semi-retired the next year, exiting his signature roles as host of ESPNs NFL draft and baseballs home run derby coverage and as anchor of Sunday NFL Countdown. He has been doing spot duty on various shows since.
The two previously returned in January to host a special NFL PrimeTime after the AFC and NFC championship games.
“Chris Berman and Tom Jacksons return to NFL PrimeTime on ESPN+ combines one of ESPNs most beloved franchises and signature voices with our most exciting new platform for fans,” Russell Wolff, general manager of ESPN+, said Friday.Read More – Source