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"Inside the NFL" moving to Showtime

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Inside the NFL” is switching teams: The long-running HBO show is moving to rival pay cable network Showtime in the fall.

The NFL studio show, produced by NFL Films and Showtime’s corporate sibling CBS Sports, will air at 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting September 10 and running through February 11.

A talent announcement isn’t expected until July, though the hosts are likely to comprise one CBS Sports talent along with other non-CBS talent. Those could be from other networks, such as Bob Costas and Cris Collinsworth, who worked for “Inside the NFL” while working for NBC Sports, but aren’t expected to return to the show. CBS’ Dan Marino also has co-hosted the series.

“NFL,” which features recaps and previews of NFL games, had aired on HBO for 31 years before executives announced in February that the show would be ending its run on the channel, citing a more competitive TV landscape as the primary factor in their decision.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter