As reported on Wednesday morning by Alan Pergament of The Buffalo News, the Rex Ryan Show is coming to Western New York this September - literally.
The TV show featuring the new Buffalo Bills head coach is slated to air its debut episode on September 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. ET - the night before the Bills (and Ryan's) season opener against the Indianapolis Colts. Pergament notes that the show will be produced by the Bills, will air on WKBW Channel 7 in Buffalo, and is set to be hosted by John Murphy, who was the former sports director at the station and is the current play-by-play announcer for the Bills. In addition to its prime-time slot on Saturday, the show will also re-air Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. ET.
The new show is another move by the Bills to provide additional access to Bills fans. Back in July of 2012, the team hired Murphy as a full-time employee, adding The John Murphy Show to his list of responsibilities. The weekly radio program was the team's first opportunity to provide additional content through WGR 550 and on the team's official website, and Ryan's show will add to that portfolio.
Pergament also passes along word that Buffalo's former head coach, Doug Marrone, did not want to do a television show during his two seasons with the organization.