Popular TSN SportsCentre Anchors Head to Fox Sports Live

Net reportedly scoping other talent for 3-hour programming block

Popular TSN SportsCentre anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole are leaving the Canadian net for Fox Sports, according to Sports Illustrated.

A year after The Wall Street Journal wrote that the two are "reinvigorat[ing] the genre," Onrait and O'Toole will lend their signature humorous hosting style to Fox Sports Live.

The announcement of the pair's departure from TSN came earlier today, inspiring many YouTube tributes from loyal fans. Even Canada's prime minister tweeted that he would miss them.

Fox Sports Live will compete with ESPN's SportsCenter in a nightly three-hour block of "infotainment." And with Onrait and O'Toole—who have become national treasures in Canada—Fox thinks it has a shot. They will be a major part of the show's rotating panel of anchors, analysts and former athletes. Fox is also reportedly scoping out ESPN's Charissa Thompson and retired tennis star Andy Roddick for the panel.

Fox Sports Live will begin testing in June, with an official launch set for Aug. 17.