MICHAEL Strahan has announced he will be taking his television career to another level as Good Morning America viewers continue to question his absence from the show.
The GMA host, who first made his mark as an NFL star, is adding scripted television to his eclectic resume, according to new reports.
Strahan is executive producing a new ABC medical drama in development called The Front Line, Variety first reported.
Inspired by real-life stories, the show follows a soccer player who transitions into a career in the medical field and works as a resident at a Pittsburgh hospital.
It’s a story close to Strahan, who also made a successful transition from an NFL career to another field.
He may be one of America’s most popular TV hosts now, but the star has come a long way since he first stepped out into the public eye.
The 50-year-old was first known as an NFL star who won the Super Bowl and played for the New York Giants for 15 seasons.
Strahan, who retired from the sport in 2008, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
He was a seven-time Pro Bowler, two-time NFL sack leader, and was once named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year.
After retiring, Strahan successfully transitioned into a television career, first appearing as an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday and then Live! with Kelly and Michael from 2012 to 2016.
Strahan then moved to his current full-time position at Good Morning America.
He’s since become a staple of the morning talk show – which is why fans couldn’t help but notice his absence from the program this month.
His co-stars Lara Spencer and TJ Holmes filled in for him during his hiatus from the program.
Strahan returned to the daily live show on Friday March 11, but was absent again on March 23 for unclear reasons.
One fan tweeted: “You think @michaelstrahan will ever return to the office? Hugely overrated!” after GMA tweeted a video of easy-to-prep lunch options for those returning to the office.
Strahan’s production company, SMAC Entertainment, has helped create several shows, including ABC’s game show The $100,000 Pyramid, which he hosts.
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https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/celebrities/18046359/michael-strahans-rise-nfl-tv-star-gma/ Inside Michael Strahan’s rise from NFL legend to TV stardom as he announces his career move and fans lament his absence from the GMA