FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
NBCSN TO LAUNCH NEW WEEKLY NFL STUDIO SHOW FNIA COACH’S CLICKER ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Tony Dungy & Rodney Harrison to Provide In-Depth Preview of Upcoming Week’s Biggest Games
Liam McHugh to Host New Weekly Program from 30 Rock’s Famous Studio 8H
STAMFORD, Conn. – Sept. 3, 2013 – NBCSN will launch a new, weekly half-hour NFL studio show– FNIA Coach’s Clicker – on Wednesday, Sept. 11, that dovetails off of Football Night in America, the most-watched pre-game show in sports. FNIA Coach’s Clicker will debut each week at 6:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison providing an in-depth Xs-and-Os preview of the upcoming week’s biggest games, including the Sunday Night Football contest. Liam McHugh will host the new program from the famous Studio 8H at NBCUniversal’s 30 Rockefeller Plaza headquarters in New York City.
Derived from the weekly coach’s clicker segment on Football Night in America, FNIA Coach’s Clicker will look ahead to the upcoming week by providing in-depth breakdowns of teams, one-on-one matchups and schemes that will factor into the outcome of biggest games. Dungy and Harrison will take viewers inside the film room to take apart offenses, defenses and special teams by utilizing highlights, graphics and Coach Dungy’s clicker. NFL insiders Mike Florio and Scott Pioli will appear weekly to provide viewers with relevant news and notes about the upcoming week’s slate of games.
The premiere episode of FNIA Coach’s Clicker will focus on the Week 2 Sunday Night Football contest between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks, as well as other games. While the program debuts each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. ET, its first encore will occur later that same night at midnight ET. That airing will follow the weekly debut of Emmy Award-nominated NFL Turning Point, NBCSN’s weekly show co-produced by NFL Films which reviews the most-critical moments of the previous week’s biggest games.
“Every week, FNIA Coach’s Clicker will provide the deepest dive on the biggest games of the week,” said Sam Flood, executive producer, NBC Sports & NBCSN. “Tony, Rodney and Liam will take NFL fans inside the film room to break down the most critical Xs-and-Os elements of the upcoming week. While NFL Turning Point looks back at the most critical moments of the previous week’s biggest games, FNIA Coach’s Clicker will look ahead.”
The coach’s clicker segment on Football Night in America and now FNIA Coach’s Clicker utilize an actual clicker that is identical to the one Dungy used to communicate Xs-and-Os strategy with his teams during his 13-year head coaching career.
Following are weekly air times, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11:
|Wednesday||6:30 p.m. ET||Weekly debut of FNIA Coach’s Clicker|
|Wednesday||Midnight ET||First re-air of FNIA Coach’s Clicker|
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–