Skip Bayless Will Make His Fox Sports 1 Premiere in September

“New FS1 show will truly let me be me,” former ESPN host says

Last Updated: August 1, 2016 @ 1:12 PM

It was widely reported that Skip Bayless was headed to Fox Sports 1, and the network confirmed the former ESPN personality’s new job on Monday.

Bayless, who appeared on his final episode of ESPN’s “First Take” in June, will make his debut on a new Fox Sports show on Sept. 6.

Additional details on the new show will be announced in the coming weeks, the network said.

“To have the opportunity to do this show, at this network, with this team, is a dream come true,” Bayless said in a statement. “I will always appreciate my time at my former employer, but this new FS1 show will truly let me be me. I am ready to unleash with FOX attitude.”

Jamie Horowitz, president of Fox Sports National Networks praised his new star as “one of the most incisive opinionists in all of media.”

“He’s equal parts fearless and relentless, and his rebellious spirit is a tremendous addition to the lineup of talent and shows that we are building for FS1,” Horowitz added.