At the Destination Club
- Mar 15, 2012
- AFL Club
- Western Bulldogs
- Other Teams
Disappointing news, to say the least.
The Marngrook Footy Show has been axed, leaving the show’s host reeling.
Mangrook founder and producer Grant Hansen confirmed the show’s cancellation today, saying it was a “really crazy decision”.
“I can’t understand their reasoning, it was the most popular show on the network and brought people to NITV,” he said.
“People are just stunned. They were lining up to be on it, musicians used to call us to get on the show, players and their managers would want to come on.
“It’s a really crazy decision. Hopefully someone will come to their senses at SBS.”
Hansen said he had already fielded some interest from mainstream networks.
“It’s a decision that’s been made without any foresight. We would hope mainstream TV would be interested in it.
“It would go gangbusters if they are prepared to take a punt on a footy show for everyone.”
Hansen took to Facebook to thank the show’s loyal fans.
“It’s true that NITV – SBS has decided after 10 successful years and there (sic) most popular show not to continue with the Marngrook Footy Show,” Hansen wrote.
“We are hopeful of continuing on another network. We thank all our fans and supporters for your support to the program over 12 years.”
The popular AFL show started on Channel 31 in 2007, before moving to ABC2, and SBS.
It was nominated for Logies, for best sports program in 2015 and 2016.
A post on the show’s Facebook page confirmed the cancellation news.