CBS Officially Announces Jim Rome Hire

Posted by | January 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

ESPN pundit Jim Rome is officially heading to CBS Sports.

In a multi-year deal, Rome will host a nightly talk show on CBS Sports Network and contribute to CBS coverage of the NFL, NCAA Tournament and U.S. Open, CBS Sports announced Wednesday.

The talk show, titled Rome, will debut April 3 and air each night at 6 PM ET. Rome’s previous show, Jim Rome is Burning, most recently aired on ESPN2 at 4:30 PM.

Rome will make his CBS debut during the NCAA Tournament Final Four.

In addition to roles on CBS and CBS Sports Network, Rome will also host a new “sports and entertainment” series on corporate sibling Showtime.

(Wednesday’s news from CBS Sports press release)

  • Morgan Wick

    I don’t know if you noticed, but one of your favorite punching bags, Mark Shapiro, is producing Rome’s CBSSN show.