EAGAN, Minn. — The Vikings and FOX 9 KMSP will launch Vikings Live presented by Miller Lite and Mall of America, a new television show, at 5:30 p.m. (CT) today before Minnesota plays the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football.
Kickoff is 7:20 p.m. (CT).
Viewers in the Twin Cities TV market will be able to prepare for the game by watching the new show on FOX 9 KMSP. Vikings Live will air from TCO Studios in front of a live audience sitting in the chairs where Vikings players sit for team meetings. Audience members were selected through Vikings Rewards.
FOX 9's Hobie Artigue, who is part of Vikings GameDay Live, will host.
The show is a co-production with the Vikings Entertainment Network (VEN) and FOX 9. It will provide viewers a fast-paced, informative look at the upcoming Thursday Night Football match-up and Sunday's NFL rundown.
This Thursday's show will be a special edition that runs for one hour, but future shows will be 30 minutes, air at 6 p.m. (CT) and include an in-person interview with a player by "Voice of the Vikings" Paul Allen.
Hall of Fame guard Randall McDaniel will be this week's guest. Vikings Legend Matt Birk and former Gophers and Ravens receiver Ron Johnson will provide commentary and analysis.
Vikings Live and Vikings Game Day Live are joint productions of FOX 9 KMSP and VEN.