With “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” ending, there’s certainly (unfortunately) room for another family to take the American TV spotlight.
NFL America’s borderline unhealthy obsession with any and all things Manning Family landed Hall of Famer Peyton a show on ESPN+, and now his less charismatic and less entertaining brother is getting his own show, too.
“Eli’s Places,” hosted by, Eli (duh), is set to premier on ESPN+ this coming fall.
I am looking forward to the next College Football Season and going back to school to tell College’s Football’s story on Eli’s Places. Next fall on ESPN+. pic.twitter.com/qm5DdlGLG2
— Eli Manning (@EliManning) March 8, 2021
In Eli’s words, the show is focused on visiting the “most iconic places” and speaking with the “greatest stars” in college football.
“Peyton’s Places” (a play on 1960s drama series “Peyton Place”) is a well-received docuseries hosted by Peyton on ESPN+, in which he interviews and discusses football’s cultural impact on the country. “Eli’s Places” figures to be more of the same, but with a college football slant instead.
While the younger Manning brother hasn’t been able to showcase his entertainment chops quite like his big brother, the two-time Super Bowl MVP has had plenty of opportunities in commercials and even got a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” in 2012.
And, by the way, as if you weren’t tired enough of hearing about the Manning Dynasty, there’s another on the way up: Arch Manning, son of Cooper Manning and nephew to Eli and Peyton, is a highly touted high school prospect and was even given his own showcase game on ESPN2 in 2020.
Expect “Arch’s Places” to premier on ESPNSuper+: The Ocho at some point in fall 2049.