The series will run for 26 consecutive weeks, starting on June 29th, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern. The Sunday night weekly broadcasts will run through the last Sunday in December.
“We’re making poker fun again – that’s our real goal,” said Todd Anderson, the show’s creator and president in a prepared statement. “We think poker players and fans have been looking for something new and fresh for a long time.”
According to company press materials, the deal with CBS Sports Network, which is available in over 99 million American households, is expected to enhance enthusiasm for a game that first took off in 2003. With a guaranteed mix of interesting characters, from professional poker players to total amateurs, there’s a lot to cheer for, depending on the player and where the event is taking place. The show’s creators envision something new every single week because of the revolving cast of characters. Show episodes and notable stars from each show will be announced soon.
Poker Night in America has already filmed at four locations so far—Turning Stone Resort in New York, the Reno Peppermill in Nevada, Rivers Casino in Pennsylvania and most recently at Maryland Live! in Maryland.