Thursday Night Football to remain on CBS

New York, NY ( - The National Football League announced Sunday that it will continue its partnership with CBS to produce and televise Thursday Night Football for the 2015 season.

The first eight Thursday night games once again will be simulcast on both CBS and NFL Network. NFL Network will also exclusively televise eight games in the run-up to the playoffs. The mix of games will include 14 on Thursday nights and two late-season Saturday games.

"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."

CBS, as it did in 2014, will use its lead broadcast team for Thursday nights.

The league has the option of extending the agreement an additional year.