truTV, NFL Films take fans behind the scenes

Super Bowl “boss” Frank Supovitz will go from overseeing all the events before during and after Super Bowl XLIV to starring in a new TV series that goes behind the scenes for all things NFL.

This February, truTV and NFL Films will provide unprecedented, exclusive access to what really goes on behind the scenes of professional football in the new series NFL FULL CONTACT. The series, which premieres Monday, Feb. 8, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), will follow the action from draft day to the Super Bowl, showing football fans what happens beyond the playing field.

NFL FULL CONTACT will prove that the players and coaches on the field aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure. The show will pull the curtain back to show the people called upon to pull off the biggest live NFL events. From providing security to coordinating halftime performances, jobs are on the line, and every second counts. There are no second takes, and when mistakes are made, the whole world witnesses them. This series will show viewers the unpredictable challenges and conflicts that ensue in the high-stakes atmosphere that extends from the sidelines to the television truck to the locker room to the halftime show.

Supovitz, the NFL’s Senior VP/Events, is one of several key “characters” in the series. In the premiere, cameras follow him at the 2009 Kickoff event in Pittsburgh as he oversees everything from his perch in a crow’s nest high above the concert. Supovitz is armed with binoculars, a walkie-talkie and an attention to detail that he admits “borders on obsessive-compulsive.”

Subsequent episodes will follow the NFL draft, the opening game of the new Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, the 2009 International Series game at Wembley Stadium in London and, finally, the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl from South Florida.

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