The second season of Showtime’s college football documentary series will focus on the Florida State University Seminoles.
The cable network has ordered “A Season With Florida State Football,” a follow up to last year’s series on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The show will premiere Sept. 6 at 10 p.m., one day after the Seminoles open their season against Ole Miss.
“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 and general manager, Showtime Sports. “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.”
“A Season With” will follow Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher and the team’s players as they prepare for upcoming games and balance campus life with their on-field responsibilities. It will also feature in-game action.
“We are very excited to partner with Showtime this season and eager to give college football fans a unique look into our program,” said Fisher. “At Florida State, we have a tremendous family atmosphere, and we are looking forward to showcasing what makes FSU football special.”
Florida State has won three college football national championships, most recently for the 2013 season. The school’s football program has also been the subject of intense media scrutiny over allegations of assault and misconduct by its players, covered in ongoing investigative reporting by the New York Times and in the documentary film “The Hunting Ground” by Kirby Dick. In January, Florida State agreed to pay $950,000 to a woman who claimed to have been raped by Florida State’s Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Jameis Winston in 2012.
Executive producers for “A Season With Florida State Football” are Scott A. Stone of Stone & Company Entertainment, Michael Antinoro of IMG Productions, Tom Cappello of Crazy Legs Productions, Jason Sciavicco, David Check, Steve Stern and Ross Greenburg.