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Eli Manning takes on new TV venture: report


Eli Manning will expand his television career with a new animated children’s show

He has two Super Bowls, but can he win a second Emmy?

Former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who just won a Sports Emmy for ESPN’s Manningcast, is expanding his television career.

Alex Weprin of The Hollywood Reporter reports that Manning will produce an upcoming animated children’s show, “centering on a shy quarterback with a secret power – a magic arm – who leads a team of unlikely players from all walks of life through heroic adventures while that they experience a variety of sporting themes, including teamwork, confidence and overcoming fears”

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Manning will also voice a fan character on the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The program, which will come from Headline Studio, has not yet been picked up by a streaming platform or television network.

The two-time Super Bowl MVP has recently set his sights on the world of television, with Emmy Award-winning Manningcast, as well as fellow ESPN program Eli’s Places, and the Eli Manning Show, which is produced in collaboration with the Giants.

The 41-year-old had nothing but positive things to say about his upcoming project and his TV career in general.

“I have enjoyed working in television over the past year. As we explore more opportunities to use sports as a lens for storytelling, I’m thrilled to partner with Headline Studio on a children’s animated series close to my heart,” said Manning. “As the father of four young children and as someone who works with children in the causes I support, I look forward to developing a show that is as fun as it is inspiring.”

MetLife Stadium will host the World Cup

MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants since 2010, has hosted a number of significant events, but nothing like what happens four years from now.

With the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the United States, Canada and Mexico, 16 host cities were named for the event last week. Among them were New York/New Jersey and MetLife Stadium.

Other host cities in the United States are Dallas (AT&T Stadium), Kansas City (Arrowhead Stadium), Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field) and Los Angeles (SoFi Stadium), with 11 NFL stadiums included.

The 1994 FIFA World Cup, held in the United States, featured matches at Giants Stadium. This edition remains the most attended World Cup of all time with 3.6 million fans attending matches across the country.

While a host stadium for the final match has yet to be announced, the lure of New York could mean the 82,500-seat stadium could be a frontrunner. The 1994 final was held at the Rose Bowl in Los Angeles.

Former OL Giants find a new team

Center Jonotthan Harrison, who spent last season on the Giants Training Squad before suffering a season-ending Achilles injury, signed with the Atlanta Falcons. The 30-year-old originally signed with the Giants in February last year but has never seen regular season action.

After being drafted in 2016, Harrison signed with the Indianapolis Colts, where he played 44 games over three seasons. He then played three seasons with the Jets before his only season with the Giants.