The fledgling United Football League received a major boost with the announcement that the CBS Sports Network will air two games per week during the league's eight-week season.
The start of the 2012 season was delayed and the future of the league has been in significant doubt due to ongoing financial issues that include more than $120 million in losses over the past three years.
However, the UFL is counting on a return to national television to help build fan interest.
"The great thing is CBS wants us, and they're interested," Las Vegas Locomotives coach Jim Fassel told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "People like to watch football on television. It's been hard for our fans to follow a lot of times."
The league is expected to field five teams in 2013, including defending champion Virginia, Omaha and Sacramento in addition to Las Vegas. San Antonio has been rumored as the potential fifth city, according to the Sports Business Daily.