Arnold Schwarzenegger set to join Peyton & Eli Manning on ESPN’s ‘Manningcast’

Arnold Schwarzenegger is joining Peyton & Eli Manning On ESPN’s ‘Manningcast’
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The legendary actor and former professional bodybuilder will join as a special guest in this week’s Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli, colloquially known as the Manningcast, as Justin Herbert’s Los Angeles Chargers take on Zach Wilson’s New York Jets. The show is hosted by brothers Peyton and Eli Manning, both former quarterbacks from the National Football League, who provide alternate analysis and commentary during the games while hosting a range of stars on the show as the third season kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPN2.

Arnold is the latest big-name star to appear in the third season of the show that is being produced by Peyton’s production company Omaha Productions. Some of the other prominent guest stars who have made an appearance this season include John McEnroe (Former Tennis Player), Ryan Fitzpatrick (Former NFL Quarterback), Will Ferrell (Actor), Shaun O’Hara (Former NFL Center), Jimmy Kimmel (TV Host), Desmond Howard (Former NFL Wide Receiver), Aaron Rodgers (NFL Quarterback), Klay Thompson (NBA Player), and Tiffany Haddish (Comedian/Actress). 

In addition to this, the guest star announcement was confirmed a few hours ago before the episode will be made available to stream on NFL+ and on TSN+ in Canada. In the newly released promotional clip, Peyton Manning says that he has been doing research and thinking of the best way to bring him into the show in an appropriate fashion. The clip begins with Peyton calling Arnold to pitch him ideas, and the call doesn’t go as planned. The official post on Instagram is captioned, “I bet Arnold comes around to my idea.” To this, the beloved FUBAR star, 76, left a comment stating, “🤦‍♂️ See you tomorrow.”  


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ESPN has also extended its contract through the 2024 NFL season, with Omaha Productions also slated to collaborate with ESPN on extending the format to other sports properties, such as college football, golf, and UFC events. The series received a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Live Sports Series at the 43rd Sports Emmy Awards on May 24, 2022. On the other hand, the “Wild Card game,” which will be the finale episode of the third season, is scheduled to air next year on January 15, 2024, at the speculated same time slot every night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN+ and ESPN2.

At last, Schwarzenegger’s book Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life was published by Penguin Press last month. The official synopsis of the book states, “The seven rules to follow to realize your true purpose in life—distilled by Arnold Schwarzenegger from his own journey of ceaseless reinvention and extraordinary achievement, and available for absolutely anyone.” You can now buy the number-one bestseller book through the official website.

Check out the official post shared by the actor on Instagram about the audiobook version of the book, captioning, “Since so many of you ask whether I narrated it myself, here’s some behind-the-scenes of my audiobook recording in my home studio. Order Be Useful! Do it now! Link in my bio 💪” 

Side Note: Before the broadcast, no further information regarding the new episode had been disclosed.