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Marquee Sports Network announces return of Chicago Bears studio show

3 weeks agoStaff Report

‘Bear Essentials’ to air weekly on Wednesdays, including season preview show September 7

For immediate release / September 6, 2022

CHICAGO – Marquee Sports Network and the Chicago Bears today announced the return of Bear Essentials presented by BetRivers, a weekly half-hour studio show featuring exclusive interviews with Bears personnel as well as expert analysis and game breakdowns from former Bears, including Tom Thayer and Dan Hampton.

Bear Essentials premieres this Wednesday, September 7 at 10:30 PM CT (immediately following Cubs Postgame Live!) with a season preview show hosted by Cole Wright, and will air each week on Wednesday nights throughout football season. 

“We’re proud of our continued partnership with the Chicago Bears, and we look forward to kicking off a third season of Bear Essentials on Marquee,” said Marquee Sports Network General Manager, Mike McCarthy.

“Including Bears programming in Marquee’s line-up provides our fans another way to engage with their favorite football team,” said Chicago Bears SVP Marketing and Communications, Scott Hagel. “Marquee’s team does an excellent job with its broadcast production and we’re excited to launch our third season together.”

Bear Essentials will be available to Marquee Sports Network viewers within the local Chicago market. Marquee subscribers outside this market will receive alternate programming during each week’s episode.

The Bears begin the season on Sunday, September 11 with a noon CT matchup against the San Francisco 49ers.

Upcoming episodes*:

Wednesday, September 7 – 10:30 PM CT (after Cubs Postgame Live!)

Wednesday, September 14 – 10 PM CT (after Cubs Postgame Live!)

Wednesday, September 21 – 9:30 PM CT (after Cubs Postgame Live!)

Wednesday, September 28 – 10:30 PM CT (after Cubs Postgame Live!)

Wednesday, October 5 – 7 PM CT 

*Additional dates and times to be announced. Schedule subject to change.

ABOUT MARQUEE SPORTS NETWORK: In partnership with the Chicago Cubs and Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI), Marquee Sports Network brings together one of the most iconic sports franchises in the country with one of the largest television broadcasting companies to deliver unparalleled Cubs coverage, as well as additional local live sporting events, including Chicago Sky games, and original programming. Marquee Sports Network is available within the Cubs home television territory in portions of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, and is carried on more than 50 cable providers, as well as streaming platforms DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) and fuboTV. For more information, visit marqueesportsnetwork.com/about.

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