Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Q&A: Don't look for NFL Network on Bright House Networks

No plan for NFL on Bright House

We're now approaching the fourth year with no NFL Network on Bright House. NFL is now selling another package of eight games with the NFL Network in the bidding. What's up?

We answered this question not quite a year ago, and apparently nothing has changed since then. There is no agreement that would put the NFL Network on Bright House Networks.

Last August we wrote: "The issue is mostly about money. Bright House doesn't want to pay what the NFL Network wants to charge. Also at issue is where the network would land on Bright House's channel lineup."

Bright House's senior director for corporate communications, Joe Durkin, recently said: "I do not have any better update to report at this time. The negotiating door is still open but I am not aware of any movement on an agreement towards carrying the NFL Network."

Of course, it's unknown if there even will be an NFL season, or when it might begin. The owners and players are talking about a new labor agreement, but no deal is in sight.

Status of 'Shameless' and others

When do these shows return: Boardwalk Empire, Shameless and Law & Order?

Law & Order has been canceled after 20 seasons. The final episode aired May 24.

Shameless, the Showtime series starring William H. Macy as an alcoholic, self-absorbed single father to six children, returns for a second season in January 2012. Its 12 episodes have been showing on reruns on the pay channel.

Boardwalk Empire, the HBO series starring Steve Buscemi as corrupt Atlantic County political boss "Nucky" Thompson, is back for a second season in the fall. No specific date has been announced. A trailer for Season 2 has been released. You can see it here: movieweb.com/news/boardwalk-empire-season-2-trailer.

Don't look for 'Psych' until fall

Can you tell me when Psych will start its new season? I can hardly wait!

It looks like Psych won't be back with new episodes until sometime this fall. No premiere date has been announced. This will be its sixth season.

'Army Wives' isn't over yet

I recently watched the season finale of Army Wives. Does this mean that there will be no more of the show? Really have enjoyed it. Would hate to see it go.

While the season finale of Army Wives certainly looked like a farewell, with the show's military base scheduled to be shut down and the characters scattering, the Lifetime series has been renewed for one last season of 13 episodes. No specific premiere date has been announced, but it's been reported that the show will return in the spring of 2012.

Q&A: Don't look for NFL Network on Bright House Networks 07/07/11 [Last modified: Thursday, July 7, 2011 10:30am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politics

    Blogs

    Winner of the week 1: 'Liquor wall’ proponents. Gov. Rick Scott’s veto of a bill to allow Walmart, Target and other big box stores to sell liquor was a victory for an array of groups, from smaller merchants and Publix (which has stand-alone booze shops near its stores) to those who feel the hard stuff …

  2. Review / photos: Sunset Music Festival brings Major Lazer, safety upgrades to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa

    Blogs

    Somewhere beyond the barricades and mountainous LED stages of the Sunset Music Festival, there had to be worry. There had to thousands of parents in parking lots and empty kitchens, anxiously distracting their minds, every now and then checking their phones.

    Major Lazer headlined the Sunset Music Festival on May 27, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa.
  3. 24-year-old man charged with murder in shooting at Andrea Cove Motel

    LARGO — Pinellas sheriff's officers arrested a 24-year-old transient man Saturday in connection with a homicide at the Andrea Cove Motel in unincorporated Largo.

  4. Photo gallery: Calvary Christian rolls to state title

    Blogs

    View a gallery of images from Calvary Christian's defeat of Pensacola Catholic 11-1 in six innings Saturday night at Hammond Stadium in Ft. Myers for the Class 4A title.

    Calvary Christian players circle up on the field before the FHSAA class 4A baseball championship against Pensacola Catholic on Friday May 27, 2017 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla. Calvary scored 6 runs in the first inning, and had 7 hits.
  5. Two girls found safe after being reported missing in New Port Richey

    UPDATE: Both girls were found safe Saturday night, police said.