NEW YORK (CBS) - The National Football League announced Sunday it will continue its partnership with CBS to produce and televise Thursday Night football games for the 2015 season.
"We are pleased to extend our partnership with CBS for Thursday Night Football," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "The promotion and production by CBS and NFL Network last season made Thursday night a night for NFL football. We look forward to working again next season with CBS."
In a release from CBS, the network says it will broadcast the first eight Thursday night games which will also be simulcast on NFL Network.
The agreement is for the 2015 with an additional year at the NFL's option, officials said in a statement.
The programming relationship between the NFL and CBS will expand to include, among other elements, the development of new programming initiatives across the various CBS and NFL platforms.
In addition to Thursday Night Football in 2015, CBS will conclude its 56th year broadcasting the NFL with its exclusive presentation of Super Bowl 50 from Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Feb. 7, 2016.