The Showtime sports talk series returns for a third season with new episodes on Wednesday, January 15 at 10 PM. Beginning in February, Jim Rome On Showtime will share the Wednesday original sports programming slot with 60 Minutes Sports, which will air the first Wednesday of the month, while Jim Rome On Showtime will air the second Wednesday of the month throughout 2014. Rome’s guests have included Kobe Bryant, Adrian Peterson, David Ortiz, Russell Wilson, Danica Patrick, Mark Cuban and Charles Barkley, discussing and debating the latest hot button sports topics and controversies.
Jim Rome signed a wide-ranging deal with CBS Corp at the beginning of the year to host shows on CBS Sports Network and Showtime, and later went all-in with the company by moving his famed sports radio talk show to the new CBS Sports Radio network, which launches January 2. Now there’s a launch date for his one-hour Showtime show, Jim Rome On Showtime: Wednesday, November 21 at 10 PM. Episodes will feature monologues, interviews, and in-depth features and profiles of influential figures in the world of sports and entertainment. The show is taping in LA and is produced by Generate Entertainment. Rome’s CBS Sports Network show Rome debuted in April.
CBS Sports Radio today announced the newest member of its line-up for when the nation’s largest 24/7 major-market radio network launches next year. Jim Rome will serve as host of THE JIM ROME SHOW, broadcast live weekdays from 12:00Noon-3:00PM, ET beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.
Also at the start of the new year, Rome will provide his unique take on the day’s sports headlines via the CBS SPORTS MINUTE, 60-second commentaries that can be heard hourly on CBS Sports Radio affiliate stations. Rome recently signed a multi-year agreement with CBS contributing across a variety of platforms. In addition to his weekday ROME show on CBS Sports Network, he provides commentary for CBS Sports and CBSSports.com. Further, Rome will also be hosting a talk series for Showtime, which will air later this fall on the premium network.
EXCLUSIVE: Jim Rome is becoming CBS Sports man all the way. Deadline has learned that the popular sports broadcaster is finalizing a deal with CBS Radio, which is expected to use his show as the cornerstone for CBS Sports Radio, the new national sports radio network slated to launch on Jan. 2. Rome’s daily morning Jim Rome Show had been syndicated by Premiere Radio Networks since 1996.
The new agreement follows Rome’s deal with CBS in January when he left ESPN and his show there, Jim Rome Is Burning, for Rome, a new half-hour daily cable TV show on CBS Sports Network, which premiered in April, and a new sports and entertainment series on Showtime, which will debut later this year. Rome also is set to contribute to CBS Sports’ coverage of the NFL, NCAA basketball and U.S. Open Tennis Championships, and other events. The pact with CBS Radio brings Rome’s radio and TV endeavors under the same roof and makes him one of CBS’ top sports personalities across all media.