The World Poker Tour has announced that the first of 37 unique episodes from the 12th season will begin airing on FOX Sports Networks beginning Sunday, Feb. 9. The announcement comes less than a week after the announcement that the WPT Alpha8 will premiere on March 16, 2014 on FOX Sports 1.
“This season, in response to viewer demand, we’re producing the most original episodes of World Poker Tour programming in our 12-year history,” said WPT President Adam Pliska. “We’re proud that we’ve been able to accomplish this goal while also maintaining our high production standards and welcoming the talented Lynn Gilmartin to the WPT anchor’s chair where she will help lead the show in exciting new directions in future seasons.”
Gilmartin, who makes her debut at the WPT Legends of Poker, will be joined by commentators Mike Sexton and Vince Van Patten who will be calling the action for the 12th consecutive year, and by Raw Deal analyst Tony Dunst.
“In Season 12, we will incorporate more hands of dramatic final table action and place more focus on the compelling stories of the players," said Mandy Glogow, WPT Supervising Producer. "As the poker world continues to evolve, the WPT television show will continue to evolve along with it."
Sponsored by ClubWPT.com, Season 12 will feature iconic events such as the WPT Legends of Poker, the WPT Borgata Poker Open, the WPT L.A. Poker Classic, and the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star alongside new events like WPT Caribbean and WPT Montreal. The season will end with the partypoker WPT World Championship which, for the first time, will be played at the Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
New episodes of World Poker Tour will air Sundays at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time on FOX Sports Networks and its affiliate networks. Please check your local listings. In addition, PokerNews will bring you a weekly episode recap in our popular WPT on FSN series.