For the first time, original 60 Minutes segments will appear on a cable network under a new agreement between 60 Minutes and Showtime Sports. 60 Minutes of Sports, a new sports news magazine show from the producers of the iconic news program, will debut in November on CBS’s Showtime network. The programming partnership was announced by CBS News Chairman and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager and Stephen Espinoza, the Executive Vice President and General Manager, Showtime Sports.
60 Minutes of Sports expands Showtime Sports’ existing lineup of award-winning original sports programming, which includes Inside the NFL, Inside NASCAR, All Access, The Franchise and live event series Showtime Championship Boxing, StrikeForce Mixed Martial Arts and Showbox: The New Generation.
60 Minutes of Sports will be co-executive produced by Fager and Bill Owens, the Executive Editor of 60 Minutes.
The new program will utilize the reporting skills of on-air talent from 60 Minutes and CBS Sports, while providing the same first-class 60 Minutes investigations, interviews, features and profiles that have kept the broadcast in Nielsen’s Top 10 for decades. A dedicated unit of 60 Minutes producers reporting to Fager and Owens will prepare the stories for each monthly broadcast.
Each month, the sports magazine will feature two original segments and one updated 60 Minutes classic sports story from the news magazine’s archive. In addition, each broadcast will contain a timely, studio-based interview with a sports newsmaker.