CBS, Showtime add Jim Rome as host, contributor


Jim Rome is taking his “Jim Rome Is Burning” show from ESPN to the new CBS Sports Network to launch “Rome,” a new half-hour show airing weekdays at 6:00 PM ET. He’ll also host a new sports and entertainment series on Showtime, and contribute to CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL, NCAA basketball and U.S. Open Tennis Championships.  

Rome will make his CBS Sports debut during coverage of the 2012 NCAA Final Four with “Rome” beginning on CBS Sports Network on 4/3.  The Showtime series will cover a spectrum of sports and entertainment topics and debut in late Fall 2012. He’ll continue to host his radio program, “The Jim Rome Show,” airing weekdays from noon until 3:00 PM ET.

Both series will be produced by Generate Entertainment in association with dick clark productions.

Rome, and content from the new shows, will be featured on CBS interactive platforms including