NFL and ESPN to bring us 30 episodes of Peyton's Places.
Peyton Manning is about to quarterback another winning drive ... this time in his own TV show. He's graduated from insurance commercials to 30 episodes of Peyton's Places. The show will be coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the NFL, which is coming up next year.
In what I consider to be the biggest missed opportunity in TV history, the show will not feature the former Bronco hitting the road in Brad Paisley's tour bus trying out chicken parm joints from coast to coast. Food Network, you really messed up on this one (but I do require a producer credit if you get on board with this idea).
Award-winning stuff right here. Courtesy of Gfycat.
It will, however, see Manning traveling to visit pivotal figures in the history of football. He'll also visit some of the most sacred places in NFL history. His on-screen personality, as well as respect for and knowledge of the game, is sure to make the series a must-watch for football fans.
In 2018, Manning turned down offers from both ESPN and Fox to work as an analyst during prime-time football games. He did join ESPN's Detail, providing analysis on NFL and college football. His latest project is just another expansion of his role with ESPN. Will we see him on Monday Night Football anytime soon? Time will only tell.
Neither ESPN or NFL has not provided any information on the show, so we have no idea on the airing dates for Peyton's Places. In fact, there isn't just a whole lot of information out there yet, so I'm going to get you revved up for the series with what may be Manning's most Emmy-worthy acting turn to date: his Saturday Night Live Digital Short from 2013. He's a true inspiration.
Courtesy of SNL (YouTube).
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