September 13, 2012
By DOMINIC PATTEN
It’s looks like Lara Logan and Steve Kroft are coming to cable. Showtime announced today that it would premiere 60 Minutes Of Sports in November. The new show will feature contributions from 60 Minutes reporters and CBS Sports broadcasters. The show will mark the first time new segments from CBS News’ 60 Minutes brand will appear on cable; Showtime is owned by CBS Corp. Old 60 Minutes segments have appeared on CNBC and Viacom’s VH1. Cable rival HBO has been broadcasting the monthly Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, which has a newsmagazine format, since 1995.
60 Minutes Of Sports will feature two new segments and an updated sports-related 60 Minutes story from the newsmagazine’s past. It will also feature a studio-based interview with a newsmaker. The show will be co-executive produced by 60 Minutes executive producer and CBS News chairman Jeff Fager and 60 Minutes’ executive editor Bill Owens. “Today is a seminal moment in the 25-year history of Showtime Sports, 60 Minutes is the pioneer of this genre. Adding the most well-known and highly respected brand in television to the growing lineup of Showtime original sports programming exponentially increases the value proposition for our subscribers”, Showtime Sports EVP and GM Stephen Espinoza said. Showtime Sports already airs Inside The NFL, All Access NASCAR and Showtime Championship Boxing.