History Channel, Peyton Manning Team for GOAT Series

History Channel has spotlighted two new series from Omaha Productions of NFL great Peyton Manning, including a show focused on the all-time greats in a number of categories, the network announced Wednesday.

The eight episode The Greatest of All Time in History with Peyton Manning countdown will look at the GOAT (greatest of all time) in categories ranging from the greatest general to the greatest inventor or president, according to the network.

Also on the register is The Einstein Challengein which two world-class experts will compete to see who can best explain seriously complicated concepts to a panel of children, including how a plane flies or how destructive the eruption of Vesuvius was, said the network.

“We are thrilled to bring Peyton to our team at The History Channel,” History Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer Eli Leher said in a statement. “Having one of the greatest in sports history teach us about the most compelling GOATs over time, coupled with his production of a smart and witty new show with kids, is without doubt previous one and we look forward to bringing these new shows to our audience.”

Manning, whose Omaha Productions also produces ESPN Monday night football with Peyton and Eli, added that the History Channel “has long been a leader in original programming that informs and entertains audiences. As a lifelong history buff, I couldn’t be more excited that Omaha is partnering with great historians and producers to create these two shows that celebrate history and uncover stories in a way fun. ■