MSG Networks and Caesars Sportsbook Announce Launch of “One Course with JB Smoove, Presented by Caesars Sportsbook,” New Interview Series Set to Premiere on Friday, February 25

MSG Networks and Caesars Sportsbook Announce Launch of “One Course with JB Smoove, Presented by Caesars Sportsbook,” New Interview Series Set to Premiere on Friday, February 25

MSG Networks in Collaboration with Caesars Sportsbook Developed the New Series to Feature Conversations with Smoove and Iconic New York Athletes and Celebrities, Including CC Sabathia, Eli Manning, Fat Joe, Henrik Lundqvist, Kenan Thompson, Tina Fey, Tracy Morgan and More

New York, NY (February 25, 2022) – MSG Networks and Caesars Sportsbook today announced the upcoming launch of “One Course with JB Smoove, Presented by Caesars Sportsbook,” a new one-on-one interview series created around actor, comedian and Caesars Sportsbook ambassador JB Smoove. As official partners, MSG Networks and Caesars Sportsbook jointly developed the branded series with a focus on Smoove, who currently embodies Caesar in Caesars Sportsbook’s advertising campaign.

The show will feature Smoove sitting down for a meal with a special lineup of dinner guests, which include a mix of acclaimed athletes, actors, comedians and musicians. Smoove, best known for his role as Leon Black on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ will engage in entertaining and unfiltered conversations with his guests on everything from sports, acting, comedy and more, with each guest sharing unique insight and personal stories from their careers and life in New York City.

The 12-episode series will air following select Knicks and Rangers games on MSG Network, starting this Friday, February 25 at 11:00 p.m. ET, with actor, comedian and ‘Saturday Night Live’ star Kenan Thompson scheduled as the first guest. Former Giants quarterback and two-time Super Bowl Champion Eli Manning will sit down with Smoove for the second episode on Sunday, February 27 at 11:00 p.m. ET.

“Watch me on ‘One Course with JB Smoove’ as I indulge in my two favorite things – eating, talking and laughing,” said JB Smoove. “Wait that’s three!”

The Caesars Sportsbook brand will be integrated throughout the show including through a newly developed logo seen in both graphics and on set, a show open featuring JB Smoove making a Caesar salad and set dressing featuring the iconic gold Caesars glasses and goblets. In addition to brand integration into the show, Caesars Sportsbook will also use the time to share betting 101 segments from content creator and brand ambassador Kenny Mayne.

“One Course with JB Smoove provides us another opportunity to entertain and story-tell,” said Sharon Otterman, chief marketing officer of Caesars Digital. “When we partnered with MSG Networks, our goal was to create compelling content to entertain and delight sports bettors across New York state. We always knew that having JB Smoove (aka “Caesar”), an incredible guest list and a talented production team come together would create engaging content to captivate New Yorkers.”

The complete lineup of guests is below:

  • Friday, February 25 Kenan Thompson (actor, comedian and current ‘Saturday Night Live’ star)
  • Sunday, February 27 Eli Manning (former Giants quarterback and 2x Super Bowl Champion)
  • Wednesday, March 2 Tracy Morgan (actor and comedian, known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ’30 Rock’)
  • Sunday, March 6 CC Sabathia (former Yankees pitcher and World Series Champion)
  • Tuesday, March 8 Susie Essman (actress and comedian, known for her role on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’)
  • Friday, March 11 Roy Wood Jr. (actor, comedian and writer, known for his work on ‘The Daily Show’)
  • Tuesday, March 15 Richard Kind (actor, comedian and award-winning Broadway star, known for his roles on ‘Mad About You,’ ‘Spin City’ and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’)
  • Wednesday, March 16 Heidi Gardner (actress, comedian and current ‘Saturday Night Live’ star)
  • Tuesday, March 22 Judy Gold (stand-up comedian, actress writer and producer, known for her work on ‘The Rosie O’Donnell Show’)
  • Friday, March 25 Fat Joe (award-winning rapper)
  • Monday, March 28 Tina Fey (actress, comedian, writer and producer, known for her roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ’30 Rock’)
  • Tuesday, March 29 Henrik Lundqvist (former Rangers goalie, 5x NHL All-Star, Vezina Trophy winner)

“Welcome back JB! We’re thrilled to have JB Smoove back at MSG Networks and to partner with Caesars Sportsbook on this exciting 12-episode series where JB gets to break bread with an amazing group of artists and athletes,” said Kevin Marotta, senior vice president, marketing and content strategy, MSG Networks. “All hail JB!”

Each episode of the show will also be available on MSG GO, the network’s live streaming and video on demand platform. The network’s website, YouTube and social media channels will feature increased content each week as well.

Smoove previously hosted “Four Courses with JB Smoove,” which featured similar dinner conversations with various athletes and celebrities. The show debuted back in 2013 and aired for four seasons on MSG Networks.

About MSG Networks
MSG Networks, a pioneer in sports media, owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks and a companion streaming service that serve the nation’s number one media market, the New York DMA, as well as other portions of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. The networks feature a wide range of compelling sports content, including exclusive live local games and other programming of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders, New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres, as well as significant coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. This content, in addition to a diverse array of other sporting events and critically acclaimed original programming, has established MSG Networks as the gold standard in regional sports.  MSG Networks is a subsidiary of Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.

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