ESPN and The Walt Disney Co. said they reached an expanded agreement with Peyton Manning and his Omaha Productions. The new deal adds a fourth 10-game season of Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli, which appeared opposite Monday Night Football on ESPN2.
An alternate Monday Night Football becomes an instant hit on what was once a dull evening. Any public consensus is a marvel in 2021. Polarized America can barely bring itself to agree on the day of the week. But the Mannings? America in lockstep loves the Mannings, and their newly-coined “Manningcast,” and the numbers bear it out, with ratings rising each week.
After years of trying to secure top sports celebrities to boost its flagship Monday Night Football coverage, the Disney-backed sports outlet said it has enlisted both Peyton and Eli Manning to co-anchor a second broadcast of its signature show, starting this fall. The famous football brothers will lead the new broadcast on ESPN2, and the sports-media giant said it may also place their show on its streaming-video ESPN Plus. The pair will start their duties in the fall of 2021 and continue through the 2023 season, handling a total of 30 games over three seasons.
Hosted by elite NFL QB Peyton Manning (with his brother Cooper Manning serving as sidekick), Capital One College Bowl will premiere Tuesday, June 22, at 10 p.m. ET.
NBC is bringing back gameshow College Bowl with NFL legend Peyton Manning hosting. The Colts star will front the series, which was handed a 10-episode order by the network.
Thinking large and outside the box, ESPN plans to attempt to acquire Al Michaels from NBC Sports for Monday Night Football. ESPN would like to team Michaels with Peyton Manning in its dream booth, according to sources.
It remains unclear whether Manning is interested in pursuing a career as an analyst at this time.
Sure, Denver Broncos fans are thrilled with news that arguably the greatest quarterback of all time is set to join their team this fall. No doubt, there’s also been some serious whooping it up at CBS, where the coming Peyton Manning signing is momentous.