Good Morning Football

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Good Morning Football
Good Morning Football Logo.svg
GenreNFL
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Production
Executive producerMichael Davies
Production locationsCBS Broadcast Center, New York City (2016-2018)
The NFL Experience, Times Square, New York City (2018)
SNY, 4 World Trade Center, New York City (2018-present, weekdays)
NFL Films, Mount Laurel, New Jersey (weekends)
Running time3 hours
Production companyEmbassy Row
Release
Original networkNFL Network
Original releaseAugust 1, 2016 (2016-08-01) –
present
External links
Good Morning Football

Good Morning Football is a live NFL morning television program on NFL Network. The program premiered on Monday, August 1, 2016. It airs from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. ET.

The program is hosted by Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt and Peter Schrager weekdays, and Colleen Wolfe on weekends. Analysts Michael Robinson, DeAngelo Hall, Cris Carter, Reggie Bush and Steve Smith Sr. appear throughout the week, rotating as the fourth host on weekdays, with Bush and Smith Sr. full time on weekends.[1] NFL insider Mike Garafolo is featured all throughout the week.

Production[edit]

Good Morning Football replaced earlier attempts by NFL Network at a morning television program, including NFL AM and NFL HQ. Unlike its predecessors, which were filmed in Los Angeles, the show is produced live on the east coast. The move was made, in part, because doing the show required the live broadcasts to begin at 4 a.m. Pacific Time. According to chief content officer of NFL Media Jordan Levin, "There’s an energy to morning programming. The challenge is compounded when you have people who are literally doing the show in the middle of the night." The weekday program first utilized the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th Street as a condition of CBS holding the rights to Thursday Night Football.[2]

Good Morning Football is the first NFL Network program to originate in New York since the network's launch in 2003. Sony Pictures Television's Embassy Row handles production of the show, with CEO Michael Davies as the executive producer.[3]

In May 2018, the weekday program moved from the CBS Broadcast Center to 20 Times Square, inside a studio constructed within the new NFL Experience attraction.[4] With the planned closure of the attraction,[5] the show moved to SportsNet New York's studios at 4 World Trade Center with a new set debuting November 5, 2018.[6] The weekend program is broadcast from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.[7]

On April 25 and 26, 2019, the program was simulcast by ESPN2 as part of coverage of the 2019 NFL Draft (which would see personalities from ESPN and NFL Network appearing as contributors on each other's studio programs).[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NFL Network announces new show 'Good Morning Football'". NFL. July 19, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Good Morning Football moving to new NFL Experience in Times Square". Awful Announcing. 2018-02-13. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  3. ^ "NFL Network Announces New Morning Show Good Morning Football To Launch August 1 Live From New York City". Multichannel News. July 19, 2016. Retrieved January 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "NFL Network's 'Good Morning Football' set for new digs". Sports Business Journal. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  5. ^ Fickenscher, Lisa (19 September 2018). "NFL Experience in Times Square will close at the end of the month". New York Post. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  6. ^ Dachman, Jason (October 26, 2018). "NFL Media Ramps Up for Exclusive London Broadcast; Good Morning Football Preps for Move to SNY". Sports Video Group. Retrieved 5 November 2018.
  7. ^ "NFL's 'GMF' moving NYC locations after London stint". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  8. ^ "ESPN2 will simulcast NFL Network's Good Morning Football Thursday and Friday in latest olive branch to the NFL". Awful Announcing. 2019-04-25. Retrieved 2019-04-26.

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