The CW Network Scores Exclusive Broadcast and Streaming Rights to Emmy® Award-Winning Series “Inside The NFL”

Series Gets Its Broadcast Television Debut on Tuesday, September 5 at 8pm

Long Running NFL Films-Produced Highlights and Analysis Series Available for Advertising and Sponsorship for the First Time


June 7, 2023 (Burbank, CA) — The CW Network is the new exclusive home of the Emmy® Award-winning weekly studio series INSIDE THE NFL, it was announced today by Dennis Miller, President, The CW Network. First premiering in 1977, INSIDE THE NFL will kick off its 47th year of production this fall and air for the first time ever on broadcast television, making its CW debut on Tuesday, September 5 at 8:00pm ET/PT and streaming on The CW App and

“We are excited to partner with NFL Films and welcome INSIDE THE NFL to the CW Sports family,” commented Miller. “For almost five decades, INSIDE THE NFL has been an industry leader in showcasing can’t-miss weekly highlights, unprecedented behind-the-scenes content, exclusive access to players and lively discussion. By combining this premiere NFL content with our robust broadcast audience, we look forward to bringing this legendary sports series to more fans than ever before and to advertisers for the first time.”

“Generations of football fans have grown up watching INSIDE THE NFL,” said Ross Ketover, Senior Executive, NFL Films. “It is a show we cherish at NFL Films and we are thrilled to bring it to a great new partner in The CW. This is a special opportunity to reimagine and reboot INSIDE THE NFL for a wider audience and a new generation of fans. We can’t wait to get started.”

INSIDE THE NFL is the first authoritative look-and-listen-in to every week’s greatest moments and unforgettable stories throughout the NFL season, showcasing previously unseen angles of pivotal game action captured by NFL Films’ legendary cinematographers and revealing behind-the-scenes audio of how it all happened.

Past cast members of the storied program dating back to 1977 have included Dan Marino, Phil Simms, James Brown, Cris Carter, Cris Collinsworth, Brandon Marshall, Ray Lewis, Bob Costas, Jerry Glanville, Jimmy Johnson, Boomer Esiason and the late Len Dawson and Nick Buoniconti. Hosts and producers for the revamped 2023 edition will be announced at a later date.

For more information about INSIDE THE NFL, follow on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and join the conversation using #InsideTheNFL.




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About NFL Films

Winner of 136 Sports Emmy® Awards, NFL Films is widely recognized as the most honored filmmaker in sports and is credited with revolutionizing the way fans watch football and sports in general. NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App,, NFL+ and NFL RedZone.

NFL Films continues to produce notable franchises and documentaries across multiple networks and platforms, such as the Emmy Award-winning innovative series Hard Knocks airing each summer on HBO along with an in-season edition following an NFL team in real time; Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning’s whimsical tour through NFL history Peyton’s Places on ESPN+ as well as Eli Manning’s popular college football spinoff Eli’s Places and a constellation of Places expansions in additional sports; the weekly Inside the NFL show recapping the week in the NFL; the longest-running sports magazine show on television NFL Films Presents on FS1; seven documentaries for ESPN’s renowned 30 for 30 series and multiple Emmy Award-winning documentaries for HBO including Lombardi and Namath; the highly-acclaimed series A Football Life, America’s Game and The Top 100 on NFL Network; the Emmy Award-winning YouTube series Game Day All Access giving fans an intimate look at the full game day experience; the bio-doc series NFL Icons for MGM+; and much more. For more information on NFL Films, visit


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