On Thursday, June 19, Poker Night in America announced an agreement with CBS Sports Network that will see the new poker television show broadcast to a national audience beginning on June 29. The show has been scheduled to run for 26 consecutive weeks at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT) each Sunday night.
"We’re making poker fun again — that’s our real goal," said Todd Anderson, the creator of the show and president, in a press release. "We think poker players and fans have been looking for something new and fresh for a long time. We believe Poker Night in America will soon become must-see television for all serious players and fans. Our tag-ling says it all, 'bringing personality back to poker.'"
Poker Night in America has held four events. The first event was at Turning Stone in Verona, NY, and that was followed by the second event at Peppermill Reno in Reno, NV. The third event held at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA was held at the end of 2013.
The fourth event was held at Maryland Live! Casino in Hanover, MD earlier this year, and Poker Night in America will be returning to the venue at the end of July.
Rush Street Productions, which is headed by Anderson, announced the creation of Poker Night in America in mid-2013 as a one-of-a-kind TV poker experience that will emphasize fun, variety, entertainment, and interesting story telling.
At the first event held at Turning Stone, former PokerNews personality Kristy Arnett was involved in the $25/$50 no-limit hold'em cash game that was filmed, and she was joined by the likes of Mike "The Mouth" Matusow, Greg Mueller, Tom Schneider, and Matt Glantz. You can read all about her experience here.
For more information, please head to www.PokerNight.com.