Tracy Morgan to host 2019 ESPYS

Tracy Morgan (“The Last O.G.”) has been named host of the 2019 ESPYS. The sports awards show will be broadcast live on ABC on Wednesday, July 10, at 8/7c from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

“I am very excited to be hosting The ESPYS,” said Morgan. “I hope my Uncle Sidney Poitier is there with my biological father Tony Dorsett and my second cousin Herschel Walker. And Bo Jackson I want my two dollars back!”

“Tracy is effortlessly funny and deeply passionate about sports,” added executive producer Maura Mandt. “He’s a natural choice to host The ESPYS and we’re thrilled to have him. Few people can own a room like Tracy Morgan, and I can’t wait to see what he has in store for the show.”

The ESPYS used to air on ESPN — hence the name — but were moved to fellow Disney-owned channel ABC for broadcast eyeballs. The result has been a mixed bag, ratings-wise — follow the “Also Read” link above to see what we mean.

This year’s special will be co-produced by Maggievision Productions.

The ESPYS helps to raise awareness and funds for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, the charity founded by ESPN and the late basketball coach Jim Valvano at the first ESPYS back in 1993. ESPN has helped raise close to $97 million for the V Foundation over the past 26 years.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Aly Raisman attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Nastia Liukin attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Actor Jennifer Garner attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Alison Brie attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Ciara attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Mallory Edens attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Actor Allison Janney attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Actress Eiza Gonzalez attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: TV personality Taylor Bisciotti attends The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Chloe Kim attends the 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/WireImage)
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