It didn’t take long for Inside The NFL to make its return to the airwaves. reports that Showtime and CBS Sports have decided to pick up the series for air on Showtime.

The show will be produced by CBS Sports and NFL Films and will premiere on Showtime on Wednesday, Sept. 10 (9 p.m. ET/PT). It will air each Wednesday throughout the season through Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 … The talent team for Inside the NFL on Showtime will be announced in the coming weeks. sources claim that the HBO cast will be replaced by CBS “talent” including Jim Nantz, Dan Marino, Boomer Esiason and Charlie Casserly.

It’s understandable that CBS would want to use their current talent instead of using others that work for competing networks or who might be more expensive. The upside to using the current crop is that there’s still a chance we could see the following again:

We notice Shannon Sharpe isn’t rumored to be joining the rest of the NFL Today crew on Showtime. Hopefully this means they’ll be adding an Emmitt Smith or Eric Dickerson.

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