One of ESPN’s highest rated shows has officially moved to NYC and had their first episode.
First Take debuted from Manhattans Seaport Desitrict Studio last week. The Show has been moved from Bristol CT and Stephen A Smith and Max Hellerman (Both native New Yorkers) couldn’t be more excited.
The slightly edgier feel is a joint effort between ESPN’s Creative & Studio Direction team and creative agency Block & Tackle to give the show an updated look that incorporates New York City as a focal point.
The new open for First Take relies on the original beat of the previous open, but also incorporates a DJ battle between DJ Rhetorik (who works with the artist LOGIC) and DJ TJMizell (son of Run DMC’s Jam Master Jay).
Written by Seth Goldstein