The two-hour Selection Show, produced in partnership between Turner Sports and CBS Sports, will be televised in front of a live audience from a newly designed studio on Turner's Atlanta campus for the first time. Alabama, Baylor, and Arizona State - right away, as opposed to learning whether they got in or not as the brackets are revealed and hope remains until the final region is concluded. They'll be joined on set by analysts Clark Kellogg, Charles Barkley, Seth Davis and Kenny Smith.
The show will air on TBS for the first time on Sunday, after more than 30 years on CBS. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the event, which features dinner, bingo, a photo booth and an autograph session ahead of the Selection Show airing at 7 p.m. The champion in each of those events earns an automatic bid to March Madness, so almost half of field will already know it's in.
Will the presentation of the NCAA Tournament bracket affect your enjoyment of the Selection Show?
This is the eighth straight year of Turner Sports and CBS Sports' marriage of broadcasting the NCAA Tournament. The Final Four will air March 31 and national championship will air on March 31 and April 2 on TBS from the Alamodome in San Antonio.