FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 22nd, 2017
SPECIAL THREE-PART PREMIER LEAGUE SERIES “PROMOTED,” HOSTED BY ROGER BENNETT OF THE MEN IN BLAZERS, DEBUTS THIS SUNDAY AT 9 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Promoted Presented by Volkswagen Highlights Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United Leading into Their Match This Sunday at 11 A.M. ET on NBCSN and Telemundo
30-Minute Shows Feature Interviews with Managers and Players to Present In-Depth Look at Newly-Promoted Clubs
STAMFORD, Conn. – September 22, 2017 – NBCSN debuts the first two episodes of the special, three-part series Promoted Presented by Volkswagen this Sunday, Sept. 24 beginning at 9 a.m. ET. Roger Bennett of The Men in Blazers, who hosts the series, traveled to the U.K. to visit with managers and players to tell the stories of the three promoted clubs for the 2017-18 Premier League season.
The first two episodes, focused on Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, debut this Sunday at 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. ET, respectively, leading into the teams’ match Sunday at 11 a.m. ET (NBCSN and Telemundo). The third episode, chronicling Huddersfield Town, will premiere in October. The shows will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Following is a look at Sunday’s episodes:
- Brighton & Hove Albion (Sunday at 9 a.m. ET on NBCSN) — Bennett chronicles the Seagulls’ amazing journey from nearly being relegated out of the Football League 20 years ago, to making it to the Premier League for the very first time this year. He also analyzes the unique diversity within Brighton’s squad, and interviews the key figures that led them to promotion, including chairman Tony Bloom, who personally financed the construction of Albion’s state-of-the-art stadium, chief executive Paul Barber, and manager Chris Hughton.
- Newcastle United (Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN) – Bennett examines one of the most iconic clubs in English football. He tells the story of the Magpies’ memorable 1995-96 season, which saw one of the most entertaining sides in Premier League history fail to win the title in frustrating fashion. Bennett’s interview subjects include current manager and Champions League winner Rafa Benitez, who stayed with the club despite being relegated to the Championship, Newcastle legends Alan Shearer and Peter Beardsley, as well as an array of current players, supporters and journalists.
Premier League Live follows Promoted at 10 a.m. ET on Sunday. Rebecca Lowe hosts, joined by former Jamaican National Team player Robbie Earle and former Major League Soccer and U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Martino.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–