Doug Gottlieb To Make CBS Sports Network Debut Next Month With "Lead Off"
Doug Gottlieb will make his CBS Sports Network debut Oct. 22 as the host of a new late-night talk show on the cable channel. The one-hour show, called "Lead Off," will occupy the 12:00-1:00am ET time slot. Dick Clark Productions will produce the show from CBS Sports Network's Orange County, Calif., studio. Channel execs describe the show as fast-paced and forward-looking, with a mix of guests, highlights and debate segments. The show continues CBS Sports Network's strategy of peppering its schedule with original talk shows and radio simulcasts. "Together with 'Rome,' we're bracketing primetime by providing fans with informative, topical and entertaining programming," said CBS Sports Exec VP and CBS Sports Network President David Berson. CBS Sports also plans to have Gottlieb host a radio show on CBS Sports Radio, which launches in January. In addition, he will serve as a college basketball studio and game analyst for CBS Sports.