FS1's new morning show will feature Nick Wright and Cris Carter.
Fox Sports 1 is launching a new morning show this fall.
Nick Wright, a former radio host who joined Fox Sports 1, and Cris Carter, a Hall of Fame wide receiver, will co-host First Things First beginning in September.
The show will serve as a lead-in to Skip Bayless' Undisputed.
It will air from 6 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. E.T. and will be based in New York.
If the success of "First Things First" will depend on the chemistry between its hosts -- NFL Hall of Famer Carter previously served as an analyst on ESPN's "Monday Night Football" and Wright is a former radio jock and a frequent fill-in mic on FS1's "The Herd with Colin Cowherd" -- the early signs are encouraging. Horowitz had the pair sit in for Cowherd during the post-Christmas week of broadcasts, but perhaps the most crucial test of their abilities to play off one another came during the network's recent barnstorming tour of New York's top media agencies.
Carter and Wright were particularly animated during FS1's April 12 presentation to GroupM. After screening a sizzle reel that included a snippet of Wright attempting to pull off Carter's old ESPN catch phrase ("C'mon, man!"), Horowitz asked Carter to show his new partner how to deliver it with a little more flavor.
Best of luck to Cris and Nick.