One of the most accomplished college football programs in history will be at the center of a new series on Showtime. The pay-cable channel announced plans today for “A Season With Notre Dame Football.”
The program will provide weekly all-access coverage of Notre Dame’s quest for a national championship.
“The season-long series premieres Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime, just three days after Notre Dame’s opening-week showdown with the University of Texas Longhorns in South Bend, Indiana,” the announcement notes. “Weekly 30-minute episodes will premiere at 10 p.m. each Tuesday night as the Fighting Irish battle for a spot in the College Football Playoff.”
Said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Showtime Sports: “We’re honored and thrilled to be granted access to profile a college football program with a legacy as storied and as fascinating as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The passion of the players and head coach Brian Kelly will make for a compelling television series that will appeal beyond hardcore college football fans to all viewers who appreciate great storytelling.”
The announcement adds: “Production for ‘A Season With Notre Dame Football’ has begun as cameras are entrenched on campus in South Bend with inside access to the team and coaching staff. Viewers will join Notre Dame’s student-athletes in the locker room and the classroom as the series transports viewers beyond the field and into the lives of the student-athletes throughout the season.”
The show’s executive producers include Scott Stone of Stone & Company Entertainment, Steve Mayer of IMG, Tom Capello of Crazy Legs Productions and Jason Sciavicco.