Showtime to Chronicle Seminoles During College Football Season

After following the Notre Dame college football team last season, Showtime this fall will focus its cameras on the Florida State Seminoles as part of its football-themed documentary series, the network announced Tuesday.

The series, A Season With Florida State Football, will premiere Sept, 6 and will follow the Seminoles as they compete for the 2016 College Football National Championship, said network officials.

The network will air weekly 30-miuted episodes chronicling the team – which is ranked third in the nation in consensus pre-season rankings -- throughout its 2016 college football campaign, said network officials.

 “There’s no other network delivering such intimate and unbridled access to world-class teams and athletes during the most crucial times of their respective seasons,” said Stephen Espinoza, Executive Vice President & General Manager, Showtime Sports in a statement.  “It’s our difference maker.  Building off our All Access series coverage of the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs, and our successful first season of A Season With Notre Dame Football, Showtime Sports is there when it matters most.” 

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