Fox Sports is bringing aboard a formidable foil for Skip Bayless as it develops a new opinion and debate show around the veteran sports commentator.
The sports network announced the hiring of former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe — a Pro Football Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion — to square off against Bayless.
The show is set to premiere Sept. 6 on FS1.
The announcement was made today by Jamie Horowitz, President, FOX Sports National Networks.
Said Horowitz: “We’re thrilled to have Shannon Sharpe joining FS1. We watched him sit across from Skip numerous times on ‘First Take,’ and we saw that he is both relentless and thought-provoking. The two have diverse backgrounds and different opinions, but come together with great chemistry on television.”