Today, premium linear channel and streaming service MGM+ announced that Season Three of NFL Icons will premiere on October 21 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT with a four-week run. NFL Icons celebrates some of the greatest names and contributors in NFL history, featuring their own words and unrivaled archival footage from NFL Films. Each hour-long episode focuses on a single subject, whose career comes to life through a deep dive into the NFL Films archives, and the opportunity to reflect on their landmark contributions.
Season Three will spotlight Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Charles Woodson, Bill Cowher, and Mike Singletary.
Each episode of NFL Icons provides an in-depth and personal exploration of some of the biggest names in football history, showcasing not only their remarkable athleticism, but also the significant impact these icons had on the game and their communities. The docuseries, narrated by award-winning broadcaster Rich Eisen, will tell each legendary figure’s story through a combination of interviews, highlights, mic’d-up sound, and never-before-seen footage. Executive producers of NFL Icons are Ross Ketover, Patrick Kelleher, Brian Rolapp, Keith Cossrow, Michael Wright, and Jill Burkhart. Ken Rodgers is the senior coordinating producer, and Paul Camarata is the series producer.
“NFL Icons, from the acclaimed and gifted storytellers at NFL Films, and narrated by the remarkable Rich Eisen, has become a fan favorite at MGM+,” said Michael Wright, head of MGM+. “NFL Icons fits perfectly into MGM+’s growing stable of compelling and entertaining docuseries. It entertains and inspires, celebrating the careers of the most iconic competitors the league has produced, their unique personal journeys, and the incredible impact they have made on and off the gridiron.”
Episode 301 – “NFL Icons: Jim Brown” – premieres October 21 at 10 p.m. EDT/PDT. The epic life of an American giant of athletics, acting, and activism, whose groundbreaking story winds from a childhood in rural Georgia, to a four-sport career at Syracuse University, to an NFL Championship-winning career with the Cleveland Browns. Brown was perhaps the league’s greatest running back before he helped transform Hollywood and played a highly visible role in the Civil Rights Movement.
Episode 302 – “NFL Icons: Charles Woodson” – premieres October 28. Woodson, a Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packer, legendary Oakland Raider, Ohio Mr. Football, Pro Football Hall of Famer, and Heisman Trophy winner at the University of Michigan, recounts his singular journey across the football landscape. Woodson, who played 154 games as a Raider, and 100 as a Packer, is now with FOX Sports.
Episode 303 – “NFL Icons: Bill Cowher” – premieres November 4. A Pittsburgh native who rose to become the head coach of his cherished hometown team, and the youngest head coach in NFL history to lead his team to the Super Bowl, Cowher also led the Steelers on one of history’s greatest playoff runs to capture their fifth Lombardi Trophy. He is currently a studio analyst for The NFL Today on CBS.
Episode 304 – “NFL Icons: Mike Singletary” – premieres November 11. The Hall of Fame middle linebacker and Super Bowl champion was the heart of arguably history’s greatest and most-feared defense, the fearsome 1985 Chicago Bears. Singletary has coached at all levels of football, including stints with the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers.
About NFL Films
Winner of 136 Sports Emmy awards, NFL Films remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App, NFL.com, NFL+, NFL RedZone, and the streaming service the NFL Channel.
About Rich Eisen
One of television’s most visible anchors and personalities, Rich Eisen was a mainstay on ESPN’s SportsCenter from 1996-2003 before becoming the first on-air talent added at the NFL Network in June 2003, five months before the network’s launch that November.
In 2014, Eisen created The Rich Eisen Show. Now in its ninth year, both Eisen and the show have received multiple Emmy nominations for Outstanding Personality/Studio Host and Outstanding Studio Show-Daily. Airing from noon-3PM ET on Roku TV and simulcast on Westwood One, The Rich Eisen Show originates out of Los Angeles, CA and features an engaging mix of sports, humor, and pop culture, while attracting the most recognizable names in sports and entertainment including Tom Brady, Matt Damon, Jerry Seinfeld, Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Regina King, Aaron Rodgers, Larry David, Morgan Freeman and more.
He continues to be a centerpiece at the NFL Network, where he will celebrate his 20 year anniversary at the network this Fall. As with The Rich Eisen Show, his work at the NFL Network has garnered four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Studio Host and can be seen Sunday mornings throughout the NFL season hosting the network’s Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning. As the signature host of the NFL Network, Eisen also serves as the emcee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Canton, Ohio, and anchors the network’s special, on location coverage of the NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine and Super Bowl.
MGM+, an Amazon company, is a premium linear channel and streaming service delivering a broad lineup of quality original series and docuseries, the latest movie releases, and classic film franchises—all available in the U.S. on TV, on-demand, online, and across devices. MGM+ is a destination for original premium content, with original series including sci-fi horror series FROM; Emmy-winning series Godfather of Harlem; the Western adventure Billy the Kid; and cinematic dramatic series A Spy Among Friends, War of the Worlds, Rogue Heroes, and Belgravia. The network is also the home of acclaimed docuseries, including Emmy-nominated Laurel Canyon, Helter Skelter, Slow Burn, My Life as a Rolling Stone, NFL Icons, and Murf the Surf. Premium movies are also available, including Top Gun: Maverick, No Time to Die, House of Gucci, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Smile, and Till.
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