The ESPYS are on the move.
The 23rd annual ESPY Awards will jump from ESPN to sister network ABC, and broadcast live on Wednesday, July 15, ABC and ESPN announced Thursday.
The awards show, which will be held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles, commemorates the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving moments, and saluting the leading performers and performances.
The ESPYS also raise more than $1 million annually for The V Foundation, the charity founded by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano to promote cancer research.
“The ESPYS attracts celebrities from the movie, television, sport and music industries. This is an opportunity to celebrate the playmakers and share in the emotional connection they have with their favorite sports on the network that is their home away from home,” said Robert Mills, senior vice president of alternative series, specials, and late night programming for ABC Entertainment.
The celebration kicks off with “SportsCenter at The ESPYS” and “The ESPYS Countdown Show Presented by Capital One” airing from 6:00-7:00 pm ET and 7:00-8:00 pm ET, respectively, on ESPN prior to the start of the awards. The ESPYS are executive produced by Maura Mandt and MaggieVision Productions.
The 23rd annual ESPY Awards will air on ABC at 8pm/7c.