Peter Helliar will host a new weekly AFL footy entertainment program on Channel Seven.
The live one-hour show will feature pre-recorded comedy skits, interviews, match footage, a “heroes and villains” segment and even footy street parties, notes the Herald Sun.
Helliar will be joined by former Richmond player Matthew Richardson. He will not be doing his ‘Strauchanie’ character, instead looking to create new characters.
There will be a ‘significant female presence’, but no footy panel.
In a futher coup, the show has Kath & Kim producer Rick McKenna behind it.
Helliar has been a regular on TEN’s Before the Game, produced by Roving Productions.
Seven’s new show could go to air in a 7.30pm or 8.30pm midweek timeslot, before Nine’s Footy Show (AFL).
Nine has speculated it could shift The Footy Show to 8.30pm Thursdays this year, to combat the threat.
Seven has previously attempted an entertainment AFL shows, notably Live and Kicking, whilst AFL Game Day airs on Sunday mornings.
Source: Herald Sun