When the NFL kicks off its big slate of games next month, ESPN will have more than just its usual lineup of top shows.
The network will also have its own slate of specials and highlights from the games, including one from ESPN’s famed “Drudge Report” series.
But, there are a few things you should keep in mind when watching the games and what you can expect from the new series.
The show, which launched in April, is hosted by an ESPN-owned anchor, and unlike the regular “Drum and Bugle” series, the first installment will be airing in full during the games.
In addition to the usual top stories, there will also be an array of special guests that you’ll see in full-screen video.
These include former Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, “Today” co-host Jim Nantz, “Good Morning America” coop host Janine Gibson and “SportsCenter” anchor Skip Bayless.
Here’s what you need to know about the new “Drudger Report” special, which is set to air at 10 p.m.
ET on Tuesday:Why are you watching the “Drummer Report”?
Because it’s the only program you can watch that features a guy like ESPN’s Jim Nantes who has a knack for creating a new level of suspense in the NFL, and it will help get you to that next level.
This series is going to have a lot of new content, and as always, the goal is to keep the excitement level high.
The first installment, “The Drudge Report,” will be the first of a two-part series, which will be a look at how NFL players handle the pressures of the media, and what it can do to them.
The second installment, titled “The Heat Report,” is a look into the effects of climate change, the dangers of a certain virus and the way it affects the NFL.
You can also get a look inside the locker rooms and the locker room atmosphere, and hear from former player-athletes.
For the “Heat Report,” ESPN’s “Driggs Report” cohost Jim Nielsen will be back.
Nielsen will report live from Denver for the first time, and he’ll be joined by the “Today Show” coanchor Jon Scott and host Steve Doocy.
Nielsen also has the same role as he did with “The Drum and Bugles,” reporting from the sidelines on “Today.”
Here’s the first episode:Here’s a look behind the scenes of the series:How much will the show cost?
The show is being produced by ESPN, and the upfronts will be at the end of April.
We will also debut a limited number of the “Coverage Packages” that will be available for fans to purchase to give away at the upfront and the season-opening game against the Patriots.
In total, the show will cost $30 per month for the full season.
The packages are available at the ESPN Store, the ESPN App and the ESPN Insider.
The ESPN Insider Package costs $80.