NBC's Poker After Dark To Air January 3, 2011November 22, 2010 10:00 am
There have been two announcements recently which are sure to come as welcome news to fans of the hit TV show ‘Poker After Dark.’
Firstly, POKER PROductions and NBC Universal have agreed to extend the popular show through to the year 2014.
Secondly, filming has now concluded on the seventh season of Poker After Dark (PAD), and the episodes will start airing on NBC on January 3rd, 2011.
The widely anticipated seventh season of Poker After Dark was filmed exclusively at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, and fans of the show can look forward to thirteen weeks of top class poker action, including the show’s hallmark six player buy-in winner-takes-all mini-tournaments.
However, quite a few of those weeks will also be devoted to some high stakes no-limit hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha cash game action featuring an assortment of top poker pros.
Since Season 4, Poker After Dark’s cash game offering has gained in popularity and in season 7 there will be more than ever to delight the viewers. Here is a look ahead as to what fans of the show can look forward to:
Pros taking part in the $100,000 buy in NL cash games will include Phil Hellmuth, Michael Mizrachi, Mike Matusow, Chris Ferguson, Huck Seed, Annette Obrestad, Andy Bloch, Antonio Esfandiari, Brandon Adams, Peter Jetten, Jean-Robert Bellande and Justin Smith.
The $150,000 NL cash game will host Howard Lederer, Eli Elezra, David Peat, Phil Laak, Olivier Busquet, and Greg Mueller, while the final $200,000 NL cash game will be joined by Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius, Eli Elezra, David Peat, and David Oppenheim.
The $100,000 minimum buy-in PLO cash game is sure to produce some swings and sparks as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Brian Hastings, Brandon Adams, Patrik Antonius, Phil Galfond and Jared Bleznick vie for each other’s bankrolls.
However, there will only be featured three freezeout tournaments this season, with buy-ins of $20,000, $50,000 and $100,000. Big name pros in this segment of the show will include many of the players already mentioned plus Doyle Brunson, John Juanda, Erick Lindgren and Andrew Lichtenberger.
NBC’s Poker After Dark Season 7 is expected to be the most exciting show yet and Ali Nejad and Leeann Tweeden will return to host the new show, which is packed with plenty of action, laughs and drama.