FOX FOOTY revealed its 2014 programming line-up last night at a star-studded affair held at its Southbank studios, announcing a brand new Sunday night entertainment show hosted by Eddie McGuire and Dermott Brereton.
Currently titled Eddie and Derms's Footy Show it will air Sunday nights straight after the footy, Fox Footy is giving little away as to what to expect from the new show, although Eddie was hinting the program could be broadcast Live from Melbourne's Crown Casino.
Eddie's previous show on Fox Footy EMT failed to gain much viewer support when it aired in 2012.
Fox Footy also announced Jason Dunstall as co-host of the most prestigious and long-running AFL entertainment program On The Couch with Gerard Healy and Mike Sheahan. Jason replaces Paul Roos on the show in 2014.
Paul Roos, Melbourne Football Club senior coach and Essendon senior coach Mark ‘Bomber’ Thompson revealed they would be on the desk together with Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson each Monday night on AFL 360.
Jason Dunstall and Danny Frawley will return with a new version of After The Bounce on Wednesday nights now just titled Bounce. AFL Insider will not return in 2014.
FOX SPORTS CEO, Patrick Delany told the 200-plus guests
“FOX FOOTY is the fans’ destination for everything AFL. Our unparalleled Live and High Definition coverage, broadcast innovations and unrivalled team of experts take fans closer to the game they love. After the excitement of the weekend’s action on field, our shows feed the passion of fans off-field. From the most serious and thoughtful analysis, to pure fun and entertainment,”
New Fox Footy recruit Sandy Roberts also told guests,
“I can’t wait for the season ahead and working with such a remarkable team of professionals. The greatest game on Earth deserved the greatest channel in the universe and I’m looking forward to being part of this team.”
Sandy’s FOX FOOTY colleagues include Eddie McGuire, Jason Dunstall, Dermott Brereton, Gerard Healy, Alastair Lynch, Mark Ricciuto, Brad Johnson, Danny Frawley, Gerard Whateley, David King, Mike Sheahan, Cameron Mooney, Barry Hall, Mark Maclure, Matthew Campbell, Tony Shaw, Leigh Colbert, Mark Robinson and David Parkin.
Among the stars in attendance at FOX FOOTY were AFL stars Joel Selwood, Bob Murphy, Leigh Montagna and Corey Enright
Full 2014 programming line-up:
Sunday 7.30pm Sunday
Ed and Derms’ Footy Show - NEW SHOW
AFL 360 – 7.30pm
On The Couch – 8.30pm
Open Mike - 9.30pm
Tuesday 7.30pm Tuesday
AFL 360 – 7.30pm
Bounce – 8.30pm
League Teams –––– 6.30pm
AFL 360 –––– 7.30pm
Friday Night Footy on FOX –––– from 7.00pm