60 Minutes Sports
|60 Minutes Sports|
|Genre||News television series|
|Created by||Based on 60 Minutes, by Don Hewitt|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production location(s)||CBS Broadcast Center, |
New York City, NY
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||1080i (HDTV)|
|Original release||January 9, 2013 –|
March 17, 2017
|Related shows||60 Minutes|
|Showtime official site|
60 Minutes Sports is a newsmagazine that aired on Showtime from January 2013 to March 2017. It was a spin-off of 60 Minutes, a program aired by Showtime's parent network CBS, with a focus on sport-related topics, interviews with notable figures, and sports-related stories from the archives of 60 Minutes. The series also featured contributions from CBS Sports personalities.
CBS News chairman Jeff Fager stated that the program would "offer the same high-quality, original reporting and great storytelling our viewers have come to expect every Sunday night on CBS"; the premiere episode featured a story on Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, an interview with Lionel Messi, and an update to a past story on Alex Honnold. The Los Angeles Times noted that the series was likely intended as a competitor to Real Sports, a similar sports newsmagazine broadcast by HBO.
- Flint, Joe (2012-09-13). "CBS and Showtime team up on '60 Minutes' sports magazine". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
- Gary Levin (September 13, 2012). "60 Minutes plans sports version for Showtime". USA Today. Retrieved September 20, 2012.
- "Jim Rome Gets Second Season on Showtime". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
- "60 Minutes Sports Canceled". TVNewser. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
- "60 Minutes Sports appears to have aired its last episode". Awful Announcing. 2017-03-08. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
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