Marngrook Footy Show Returns To Aussie Broadcaster SBS After Being Dumped By ABC
The Australian "Marngrook Footy Show," dumped by the ABC at the end of last year, "has been given a new life on SBS after a groundswell of support" of those angered that the ground-breaking Aussie rules football show was being killed off, according to Michael Gleeson of THE AGE. The show, which began as a niche program with a cult following on community TV and grew into a program with national appeal and support, "will return to NITV on SBS." Former North Melbourne champion Wayne Carey "has signed on to appear on the show this season as a regular panellist along with former Brisbane Lions premiership player Chris Johnson, Ronnie Burns and Gilbert Macadam." News presenters Leila Gurruwiwi and Shelley Ware "will also return with the show, which has been signed by SBS on a slightly reduced budget" (THE AGE, 1/31).