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NFL Network Super Bowl lineup includes Melissa Stark, Amber Theoharis, Brian Billick

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In addition to the Ravens on the field for Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore viewers are going to see some familiar faces on the NFL Network's coverage leading up to the game.

Starting Jan. 28 through gameday Feb. 3, the channel will offer 140 hours of game-related coverage, and such one-time Baltimore-based broadcasters as Melissa Stark, Amber Theoharis and Brian Billick will have significant roles.

Here's the channel's release:

For the 10th year, NFL Network is on-location providing comprehensive, wall-to-wall coverage of Super Bowl week. With more than 140 total hours – 85 live – of programming from 11 sets across New Orleans featuring a roster of 35 on-air personalities with a combined 17 Super Bowl rings, NFL Network is the go-to destination for expert analysis, the latest news and reports, special guest appearances, matchup-related programming, and more leading up to Super Bowl XLVII.

Beginning Monday, January 28, NFL Network kicks off its more than 140 total hours of programming from New Orleans. From live telecasts of original shows such as NFL Total Access: Super Bowl XLVII, Super Bowl Live, NFL GameDay Morning and First on the Field, on-location editions of The Coaches Show and The Rich Eisen Super Bowl Special, Super Bowl features and expansive San Francisco 49ers-Baltimore Ravens programming and features, NFL Network provides all-encompassing inside access to everything inside and outside of Super Bowl XLVII.

Super Bowl Sunday Coverage

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 3, NFL Network provides more than 16 hours of live pregame and postgame coverage:

At 7:00 AM ET, First on the Field is live from the NFL Experience, with host Melissa Stark and analysts LaDainian Tomlinson, Sterling Sharpe and Steve Wyche providing the day’s first breakdown of the matchup.

At 9:00 AM ET, an 8.5-hour edition of NFL GameDay Morning airs from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the NFL Experience and the Fan Plaza. Host Rich Eisen anchors the coverage from inside the stadium, joined by Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner, Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin, with Stark and analysts Deion Sanders and Brian Billick providing additional analysis. Host Amber Theoharis and analysts Shaun O’Hara and Willie McGinest are live from the NFL Experience, while host Chris Rose and analysts Darren Sharper and Heath Evans provide their insight from the Fan Plaza.

Following the game, NFL GameDay Final is live from the Superdome and the Fan Plaza with postgame interviews with players and coaches, in-depth analysis and highlights.

Additional highlights of NFL Network’s Super Bowl XLVII programming include:

•    NFL AM airs Monday, January 28 – Friday, February 1 at 6:00 AM ET, delivering four hours of live analysis and interviews. Hosts Brian Webber and Nicole Zaloumis join analysts Eric Davis, Mark Kriegel and Steve Wyche from the Super Bowl Media Center.

•    Live coverage from the Ravens and 49ers team hotels, including team arrivals on Monday, January 28.

•    Super Bowl Live airs Monday, January 28 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM ET, and Wednesday, January 30 – Friday February 1 from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET from the NFL Experience and Super Bowl Media Center with up-to-the-minute reports, analysis and interviews with some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

•    Monday, January 28 – Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 PM ET from the NFL Experience, NFL Total Access: Super Bowl XLVII recaps the day’s action, provides the latest news reports, features on-air appearances by special guests and breaks down the key matchups leading up to kickoff of Super Bowl XLVII.

•    Four-and-a-half hours of exclusive live coverage from Super Bowl Media Day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Tuesday, January 29, beginning at 10:00 AM ET. Hosts Rich Eisen and Melissa Stark are joined by analysts Warren Sapp and Michael Irvin at the desk, while Deion Sanders roams the scene providing interviews with players and coaches. Between the two sessions, host Amber Theoharis and analysts Steve Wyche, Mark Kriegel and Jay Glazer offer further analysis.

•    Super Bowl Saturday Night, a one-hour red-carpet show on Saturday, February 2 at 8:00 PM ET leading up to the 2nd annual NFL Honors awards show on CBS. Rich Eisen, Melissa Stark and Michelle Beisner report from the red carpet at the Mahalia Jackson Theater, providing interviews with the biggest names in the NFL, the world of sports and entertainment.

•    Exclusive 2013 Pro Football Hall of Fame Announcement Show in primetime, Saturday, February 2 at 5:30 PM ET.

•    NFL-related press conferences live, including team arrivals, player availability, AFC & NFC head coach press conferences (Friday, February 1), Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime entertainment press conference Thursday, January 31 at 3:00 PM ET, Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year press conference Friday, Feb. 1 at 10:00 AM ET, Don Shula Coach of the Year press conference Friday, Feb. 1 at 10:15 AM ET and Commissioner Goodell’s Super Bowl press conference.

•    Rich Eisen takes The Rich Eisen Podcast on road to New Orleans with The Rich Eisen Super Bowl Special Friday, February 1 at 10:00 PM ET. Guests include CBS’ Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, NBC’s Brian Williams, Joel McHale, David Spade and 50 Cent.

•    Super Bowl champions Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Warren Sapp and Brian Billick discuss and debate all of the hot topics leading up to the big game in front of a live-audience on No Huddle: Super Bowl XLVII Thursday, January 31 at 10:00 PM ET.

•    Four episodes of The Coaches Show Tuesday, January 29 – Friday, February 1 at 6:30 PM ET LIVE from New Orleans featuring Brian Billick and Steve Mariucci. 

•    Four episodes of Playbook on Wednesday, January 30 through Saturday, February 2 at 9:00 PM ET with Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, and Donovan McNabb providing X-O analysis on the game plan using all-22 game film and insight straight from the players.

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