Football kickoff special today on NBC


The season opener was last night, but tonight in primetime is the one-hour "The NFL Kickoff Special on NBC Presented by EA Sports." The show will preview both the 2008 NFL season and NBC’s Fall TV lineup.

The telecast also features performances by Grammy Award-winning artists Usher and Keith Urban, as well as Grammy nominated Natasha Bedingfield.

The show will be hosted by stars from NBC shows, including Zachary Levi of “Chuck” and Alison Sweeney of “The Biggest Loser” and “Days of Our Lives.” NFL Network hosts Rich Eisen and Deion Sanders also will appear in the show.

The musical performances and hosts were taped yesterday in New York City’s Columbus Circle as a part of a free concert leading up to the NFL season opener on NBC.