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“Poker Night in America” Set for Weekly Telecast on CBS Sports Network
New Poker-Themed Reality Show Will Appear Nationally on Sunday Nights
Las Vegas, NV – “Poker Night in America,” announced today the signing of a telecast agreement with CBS Sports Network. The agreement will bring the cutting-edge poker-themed television show to a national audience for the first time. The series will run for 26 consecutive weeks, starting on June 29th, 2014 at 10:00pm Eastern, 7:00pm Pacific.
The Sunday night weekly telecasts will run from June 29th to the last Sunday in December.
“We’re making poker fun again – that’s our real goal,” said Todd Anderson, the show’s creator and president. “We think poker players and fans have been looking for something new and fresh for a long time. We believe ‘Poker Night in America’ will soon become must-see television for all serious players and fans. Our tag-ling says it all “bringing personality back to poker.”
The deal with CBS Sports network, which is available in over 99 million American households, is expected to enhance enthusiasm for a game that first took off in 2003. With a guaranteed mix of interesting characters, from professional poker players to amateurs, there’s a lot to cheer for, depending on the player and where the event is taking place.
Show creators envision something new every single week because of the revolving cast of characters. Show episodes and notable stars from each show will be announced soon. “Poker Night in America” has already filmed at four locations, thus far – with more planned for the rest of this year, and beyond. Action started off in 2013 at Turning Stone Resort in Upstate New York. The action shifted to the Reno Peppermill last October followed by the Rivers in Pittsburgh last November. Most recently, Maryland Live, became the show’s host. The show’s creators were so happy with the course of events, a second filming session will take place at Maryland Live July 26-29.
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Poker Night in America – Creative Director