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Discovery, NFL team up for two-part special

U.S. net Discovery Channel is teaming up with the National Football League for NFL in Season, a two-part unscripted special from the producers of Hard Knocks.
September 20, 2013

U.S. net Discovery Channel is teaming up with the National Football League for NFL in Season, a two-part unscripted special from the producers of Hard Knocks.

The two-part, fly-on-the-wall special will see the network going on the road with the NFL as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers and Jacksonville Jaguars prepare for two regular season games in London, England.

This year marks the first time two regular-season games will be played in the UK, as part of the NFL International Series. NFL in Season – Steelers vs. Vikings premieres October 4 at 10 p.m. EST, while NFL in Season – 49ers vs. Jaguars airs November 1 at 10 p.m. EST.

The special is an NFL Films Production, and the EPs for the prodco are Howard Katz, Pat Kelleher and Ross Ketover. The exec producers for Discovery Channel are Christo Doyle and Matthew Kelly.

“We’re thrilled to work with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Discovery to create a compelling two-part special that showcases the unique storylines leading up to the NFL International Series,” said Ketover.

“As the NFL takes this historic step in our international development with two games in London, we are excited to give fans back in the U.S. a behind-the-scenes look at these games.”

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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