2022 CMAs: Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning as Co-Hosts (TV News Roundup)

Country superstar Luke Bryan and NFL Hall of Famer quarterback Peyton Manning will host the 56th Annual CMA Awards on November 9th.

The Country Music Association and ABC host the awards ceremony annually to celebrate the country music genre, and this year’s ceremony will be held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Bryan returns after taking on hosting duties for the first time at the 2021 Awards, while Manning will be the first-time host. Standing in front of the camera is no stranger to him. He previously hosted ESPYs in 2017 and currently shares commentary duties with his brother Eli on an alternate “Manningcast” version of ESPN’s Monday Night Football program and also hosts “Peyton’s Places” for ESPN.

“To be a part of such a historic night that honors my colleagues and country music is such a privilege,” Bryan said in a statement. “When I was asked if Peyton Manning would be someone I would co-host with, I didn’t hesitate. We’ve become good friends over the years and what he brings to the table will make it even more fun. I know he’s been to the CMA Awards before, but he’s never been to me. Hey Peyton, I hope you’re ready for the night of your life!”

“I can’t wait to go to Nashville and take the stage at the CMA Awards with my friend Luke Bryan,” said Manning. “I’m such a huge fan of country music, so it’s an absolute honor to have the chance to be among so many incredibly talented artists.”

Also on today’s TV news:

CASTINGS

Abbott Elementary creator and star Quinta Brunson announced Taking to Twitter, she joined the cast of the upcoming Disney+ series Cars on the Road and confirmed that she has voiced a new character who will be featured in a recently released trailer for the show. “If you listen carefully, Lightning and Mater’s new boyfriend sounds familiar,” Brunson tweeted, before clarifying, “What I’m saying is I’m a Disney/Pixar car now. My nephew loves it… what a world.” The nine-part series continues to follow the characters from the popular franchise as Lightning McQueen and his best friend Mater take a road trip across the United States and experience new adventures. The original voice cast, which includes Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt and Cheech Marin, reprise their roles from the films. Watch the full trailer for the show, which premieres September 8, below.

SYNDICATION

Women Of Wrestling, the all-female wrestling organization owned by Los Angeles Lakers President Jeanie Buss, will be syndicated for the first time September 17th through Paramount Global Content Distribution. This is the largest distribution deal in women’s wrestling history to date. “WOW” was cleared throughout the United States, including the following broadcast groups: CBS owned and operated stations, Sinclair Communications, Nexstar Broadcasting, Hearst Television, Tegna Media, Weigel Broadcasting, Gray Media and Cox Television. Internationally, the show has also been licensed in Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, with more countries to follow. Buss owns WOW, which was developed by David McLane, founder of the original GLOW: Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. Professional wrestling star AJ Mendez serves as executive producer and color commentator on the show.

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