- Andre Ward In-House for Primetime Special
A special 1.5 hour primetime edition of First Take will air Friday, June 30, on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET, following the Manny Paquiao-Jeff Horn weigh-in on ESPN. The special will feature commentators Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman with host Cassidy Hubbarth in the same debate format as the daily First Take shows. Smith and Kellerman will break down the Paquiao-Horn fight and cover the hot topics of the day, including the countdown to the start of NBA Free Agency. Also, special guest Andre Ward, called boxing’s best pound-for-pound fighter, will take a seat at the desk to look ahead to the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor and Triple G-Canelo Alvarez fights.
First Take will also air live in its usual time slot on Friday from 10 a.m. – noon with featured commentators Will Cain and John Salley and host Hubbarth. During the morning edition, sister DJs Amira & Kayla will be in-studio spinning and remixing music exclusively for the show. At 11-years-old, the twin sisters have received praise from stars including Mary J. Blige, NAS, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz and more. Andre Ward will join as guest for the morning show as well.
First Take airs weekday mornings from 10 a.m. – noon on ESPN, focusing on the most compelling and entertaining topics of the day from the world of sports. Since First Take moved to ESPN on Jan. 3, the show’s audience (P2+) has increased 11 percent. Read more ratings info here. The program is streamed live on the ESPN app, and is re-aired on ESPN2 each day. Follow First Take on Twitter, Facebook or the Podcast for more updates and information.