Premiere episode available now and features Peyton Manning and Michael Strahan
The premiere episode of "THE ELI MANNING SHOW" is now available on the Giants YouTube Channel.
The 8-episode series, hosted by Eli Manning, runs throughout the year and explores the connection between Big Blue and celebrity fans, influencers, and athletes. Manning's former center and best friend Shaun O'Hara will also contribute each episode. In addition, Eli will give fans an inside peek into his private life as a retired quarterback and full-time dad through a digital featured called "Eli's Extras." These out-of-studio fun and humorous segments will showcase his favorite hobbies, foods, and interests.
"When Eli returned to the organization, one of our goals was to showcase his unique relationship with the Giants and our fan base," Giants Chief Commercial Officer Pete Guelli said. "This show is the perfect way to illustrate that connection, and at the same time, it continues our commitment to deliver unprecedented content on Giants digital platforms."
In Episode 1, Peyton and Cooper Manning join Eli to poke fun at their brother and talk about what it takes to have a successful talk show, sharing their favorite Manning Family memories.
Hall of Famer Michael Strahan also drops by the set to discuss Eli's historic career now that he has entered the Giants Ring of Honor and had his No. 10 jersey retired. The duo also quiz each other on their knowledge of former Giants teammates, and Strahan provides some wardrobe advice to Eli.
"I've been honored to meet incredible people both inside and outside of sports throughout my life and career," Eli Manning said. "Whether they're athletes, entertainers or industry leaders – sometimes they're all of the above – I can't wait to bring their stories to this show. Along the way, we'll have some fun while fans can get to know me outside of what they saw on Sundays."
Guests this season include:
• Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman - Co Founders, Thirty Five Ventures + Boardroom
• The Cast of Entourage
• YouTube star Deestroying
• Actor and Producer Kate Mara
• Actor and Comedian Tracy Morgan
• Additional guests to be announced throughout the year
Take a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Eli Manning Show.