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Everton get some prime viewing slots on American television

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The last time Watford were in the Premier League, these two guys played for the Blues.
The last time Watford were in the Premier League, these two guys played for the Blues.
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Despite Everton's lowly finish last season, American broadcasting network NBCSN have deemed the Toffee's challenging start to the season as television-worthy viewing. Click here for more information on Everton's fixture list for the upcoming 2015-16 Premier League season.

The Blues open the season at home against newly-promoted Watford in a game that will not make too many network headlines. However, as we reported before, the Blues have seen a few of their opening games moved for live television in the UK, and these games will have a follow-on effect in international broadcasts too.

Everton travel to Southampton on Saturday, August 15th for Matchday 2, and this game will be on NBCSN for the earlu kickoff at 7:45am EST. The Saints were one of the surprise teams of last season, picking up where Everton had left of the previous season, playing a sweeping attacking game while remaining solid in defence. Will Southampton under Ronald Koeman have another stellar season like last year?

Matchday 3 has the Blues hosting Manchester City on Sunday. Everton have had the better of the sky blues half of Manchester in recent years, and will be attempting to continue that streak. Needless to say, with this start to the season, Roberto Martinez is going to need his boys ready to play from day one. This game will be on NBCSN at 11:00am EST.

In their last fixture of August, Everton travel to the capital to play Tottenham Hotspur for the late game on Saturday, 12:30pm EST on NBC. With the transfer window closing two days after this game, will this be the last time we see some players lining up for the Blues?

After the international break, Everton return to action on Saturday 12th September, hosting defending champions Chelsea. Last season this fixture turned into a goal riot, with the Toffees on the receiving end of a schooling. This is an early morning game on NBCSN, at 7:45am EST.

After traveling to Swansea City, Everton are back in the limelight a fortnight later, playing West Bromwich Albion in the Monday afternoon feature game, starting at 3:00pm EST on NBCSN. Games against West Brom have been pretty competitive lately, and this trip to the Hawthorns should be no less challenging than the games before.