Pat McAfee announced on his social media that The Pat McAfee Show is making a big move this fall.
In the video, McAfee addresses four significant offers that were made to bring the show to their networks, before confirming that the show will be making the move to ESPN. He also details some key points of the deal:
- The program will air on ESPN, ESPN+, and ESPN’s YouTube channel as part of a daytime programming block following the shows Get Up and First Take
- The program will retain full creative control and there will be no change in format, though McAfee did note that out of respect for being on daytime television they will “not say ‘f–k’ nearly as much”
This move comes off the heels of McAfee announcing that he would be ending his deal with FanDuel early, ending the arrangement two years into a four-year deal.
McAfee had worked in WWE with Michael Cole as part of the SmackDown commentary team, and had even competed at WrestleMania 38 against Austin Theory, which was followed by an impromptu bout against Vince McMahon.
McAfee last appeared for the company in a surprise appearance at WrestleMania 39, facing The Miz in an impromptu contest.