Network: HBO, Showtime
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: September 1, 1977 – present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Bob Costas, Albert S. Meltzer, Len Dawson, Merle Harmon, Nick Buoniconti, Dan Marino, Cris Carter, Cris Collinsworth, Jerry Glanville, Jimmy Johnson, and Wanda Sykes.
TV show description:
Debuting in 1977, this was the first major sports show for HBO or any other cable channel. The football series parallels the National Football League (NFL) schedule, kicking off each season just prior to the first game and wrapping up after the Super Bowl.
The show features highlights of recent matches, interviews, upcoming game previews, and occasional comedy segments.
Inside the NFL’s original hosts were Al Meltzer and Chuck Bednarik. Subsequent anchors have included Len Dawson, Merle Harmon, Nick Buoniconti, Jimmy Johnson, Jerry Glanville, Dan Marino, Cris Collinsworth, Cris Carter, and NBC Sports veteran Bob Costas.