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Poker Night in America has been picked up by CBS Sports Network for two more seasons!!! And that not all, so hold on fans of poker on TV, they will move episodes to Monday nights at 10 p.m. EST
Poker Night in America debuted on television back in June, and since then have aired 29 episodes on CBS Sports Network.
“As for the show, you’ll be seeing some changes starting with Season 2,” said Poker Night in America ‘s Todd Anderson in a statement. “The graphics will be undergoing a transformation. We’ll be going to a more traditional format in showing the players and their hole cards. I think it’s safe to say that the show will always be a work in progress and we’ll continue to make it better.”
The season will kick off with their event from Maryland Live! Casino, which took place last July. Other highlights amongst the 26 episodes include Jennifer Tilly, Phil Laak, and movie critic Richard Roeper reviewing films at Turning Stone Resort & Casino; Phil Hellmuth getting called a “cucumber” at Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh; and the season-ending Ladies Night event at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.
“Everyone had a really great time and the livestream was a hit,” Anderson said of Ladies Night. “I guess we might have to do that again sometime.”
Poker Night in America ‘s good news comes a month after the production lost a valued member of their family, Joe Sartori, a veteran in the poker industry who had spent the past two years working full-time for the show. Sartori, 55, passed unexpectedly a short time after being diagnosed with inoperable stomach cancer.
“I saw him in Vegas over G2E the first week in October and less then four weeks later he passed away after a brief fight with cancer,” Anderson said of his friend. “Joe was easily one of the best guys I’ve ever known. He is missed.”