NBC Sports Net Renews 'NFL Turning Point' for Three More Seasons


NBC Sports Network has renewed its football highlight program NFL Turning Point for an additional three seasons.

The series debuted with the 2011 season, airing 18 episodes. Beginning in 2012, NFL Turning Point will bump the episode count to 22, meaning it will air throughout the playoffs and Super Bowl. The series -- produced in collaboration with NFL Films -- showcases the key plays that led to the "turning point" of each game.

Dan Patrick, who hosts NBC's Football Night in America, will return to host.

"We were so pleased with NFL Turning Point's quality and performance during its inaugural year that we worked with our partners at NFL Films to increase the number of episodes this year, allowing fans to watch the show throughout the NFL playoffs," said Jon Miller, president, programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network in a statement. "NFL Turning Point is a cornerstone of the NBC Sports Network's new original programming and representative of our commitment to the highest quality production standards."

Steve Sabol, president of NFL Films added, "Last year we had a great rookie season, but as Paul Brown once told me, 'In the NFL, the biggest jump comes between the first and second year.' We hope NFL Turning Point makes that type of leap this fall."

NFL Turning Point will make its 2012 premiere Sept. 12,  following the first week of NFL action, and will air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. throughout the season.