The past football season was one of transition for ESPN. This was the first NFL campaign without Chris Berman hosting the Worldwide Leader’s studio programs. Since the decision was announced last January, Berman has kept a relatively low profile.

But Berman will be back on TV next Sunday. In fact, he’ll be reunited with his long-time studio partner, Tom Jackson for a special edition of NFL Primetime.

It’ll be a fitting end to ESPN’s regular NFL coverage before it turns to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis. Boomer will be seen during Super Bowl week as well, but the network hasn’t defined in what role, whether it will be as one of the hosts or more of a host emeritus.

But for now, viewers will see Boomer and T.J. back together again for one more Primetime. After a formal goodbye at the Pro Football Hall of Fame ceremonies in 2016, the two were reunited once more during a Monday Night Countdown show later that year. But this will mark the first time that they’ll wrap up playoff action since Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California.

If it also means the return of a couple of classic Primetime highlight tunes, then it might be really fun.

Berman and Jackson will be joined by their old Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown cohort Keyshawn Johnson. This special edition of NFL Primetime will be seen right after the NFC Championship concludes, sometime around 10 p.m. ET.

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.