The Final Table is here! It's been a while since there's been new and innovative poker-themed programming, but hopefully The Final Table will fill that void, while attracting new fans in the process. The Final Table is produced by Rush Street Productions, who are also behind the popular program Poker Night in America. The Final Table will combine a typical poker commentary in addition to comedy sketches and other unique analysis from expert pros. Joe “Stapes” Stapleton will be the host along with the dynamic duo of Phil Hellmuth and Antonio Esfandiari providing analysis. Also, there's a second team consisting of Maria Ho and David Tuchman, who will be commenting more on the social aspect of the players and the game.
Here's what how the folks at Rush Street describe their new show:
The Final Table tagline
Ever wondered what it'd be like to take side action on a final table, basing your bet only on the player's basic personal information and hobbies? Match that with expertise from two of the greatest poker players of all time and some pretty wild ‘punishments', and you've got a recipe for a show like no other. The Final Table is a poker show with a twist that brings together live commentary on the felt, fun comedy segments, and a fresh new studio element that offers both analytical insight and shock value.
So how do you watch the program? According to the website for Final Table, “New episodes nation-wide on CBS Sports Network every Monday night at 10:00pm ET (7:00pm PT).”
Watch the pilot episode below, which was filmed at Turning Stone Casino in upstate NY…