Versus will kick off its first NFL show with a Thursday night program called NFL Turning Point.
From NFL Films, the series, airing weekly on Versus -- which will be rebranded NBC Sports Network on Jan. 2 -- throughout the NFL season, will focus on a pair of contests from the prior Sunday's gridiron action. The crucial moment of each game, its turning point, will be examined from every angle.
The program debuts Sept. 15, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) and airs a new installment at that time every week through Nov. 3. A week later when Thursday Night Football kicks off on NFL Network, new episodes of NFL Turning Point will air at midnight (ET),
NFL Turning Point will often include games featuring teams that are playing against each other the upcoming week on NBC's Sunday Night Football, providing additional promotion for the marquee telecast.
"Showcasing the sounds and images of the game, from the smallest detail to the big picture has been our strength for nearly 50 years," said NFL Films presidnt Steve Sabol in a statement. "We are thrilled to get an opportunity to produce that type of show with a new partner in Versus."
Noted NBS Sports Group chairman Mark Lazarus: "NFL Turning Point is symbolic of the high-quality, relevant programming viewers will see more of on our national, all-sports cable platform. It unites two of sports' premier storytellers in NBC Sports and NFL Films to bring viewers a new perspective on the game."