60 Minutes Sports

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60 Minutes Sports
GenreNews television series
Created byBased on 60 Minutes, by Don Hewitt
StarringSharyn Alfonsi
James Brown
Anderson Cooper
Armen Keteyian
Lara Logan
Scott Pelley
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Producer(s)CBS News
Production location(s)CBS Broadcast Center,
New York City, NY
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkShowtime
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 9, 2013 (2013-01-09) –
March 17, 2017 (2017-03-17)
Chronology
Related shows60 Minutes
External links
Showtime official site

60 Minutes Sports is a newsmagazine that aired on Showtime from January 2013 to March 2017. It was a spin-off of 60 Minutes, a program aired by Showtime's parent network CBS, with a focus on sport-related topics, interviews with notable figures, and sports-related stories from the archives of 60 Minutes.[1] The series also featured contributions from CBS Sports personalities.[2]

CBS News chairman Jeff Fager stated that the program would "offer the same high-quality, original reporting and great storytelling our viewers have come to expect every Sunday night on CBS";[1] the premiere episode featured a story on Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, an interview with Lionel Messi, and an update to a past story on Alex Honnold.[3] The Los Angeles Times noted that the series was likely intended as a competitor to Real Sports, a similar sports newsmagazine broadcast by HBO.[1]

In January 2017, a CBS News spokesperson confirmed to TVNewser that 60 Minutes Sports had been cancelled.[4] Its final episode aired on March 7, 2017.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Flint, Joe (2012-09-13). "CBS and Showtime team up on '60 Minutes' sports magazine". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  2. ^ Gary Levin (September 13, 2012). "60 Minutes plans sports version for Showtime". USA Today. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
  3. ^ "Jim Rome Gets Second Season on Showtime". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  4. ^ "60 Minutes Sports Canceled". TVNewser. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  5. ^ "60 Minutes Sports appears to have aired its last episode". Awful Announcing. 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2017-09-11.