Besides having to do all profiles virtually due to COVID-19 protocols, there has been keeping up with late-breaking news and trying to hold the usual lively debates while being socially distanced. Above, l-r: Charissa Thompson, Tony Gonzalez, and Michael Vick discuss NFL topics on the set of Fox NFL Kickoff during a 2019 show.
Competition among NFL pregame shows will ramp up this fall as Fox plans to start its broadcast coverage an hour earlier. The Fox NFL Kickoff studio show will move from Fox Sports 1 to Fox, where it will lead into the network’s highly rated Fox NFL Sunday. Fox affiliates have been asked to clear an extra hour on Sunday mornings so that Fox’s NFL programming can start at 11 a.m. ET.