We already posted about First Take going to a Two A Days format, and now we have this interesting tidbit released by ESPN’s PR machine.
First Take 'Two-a-Days' Begin July 2nd https://t.co/PMEPw0eVRE
— SportsGossip.com (@sportsgossip) June 27, 2018
Former star of ABC’s The Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, will host the morning programs with a rotating group of commentators including Will Cain, Domonique Foxworth, Ryan Hollins and Jason Fitz. Lindsay was a contestant on the 21st season of ABC’s The Bachelor before moving on as the 13th Bachelorette in 2017. A graduate of the University of Texas, Lindsay also obtained her law degree from Marquette University. An avid basketball fan, she has previously guested on First Take when the show was on the road in her home state of Texas.
“The NBA is a year-round sport,” said David Roberts, vice president, network content. “We are expanding our live programming to reinforce First Take’s commitment to being the first choice for lively debate and entertainment discussion on any major developments throughout the league – mornings and afternoons. With free agency up next, First Take will examine every angle through the two shows.”
First Take airs weekdays from 10 a.m. – Noon ET on ESPN. The program is regularly one of ESPN’s highest-rated shows and consistently is the No. 1-ranked cable network from the 10 a.m. – Noon ET timeslot. Great move by Disney.