AFL legend Tim Watson has revealed that The Footy Show will return this year, despite being punished for terrible reviews just two weeks ago.
The media personality and the former Essendon star announced Wednesday morning that the original hosts Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman would appear in a special episode for the 2019 Grand Final.
& # 39; Take this to the bank. The Footy Show is being redesigned, & Watson said during his SEN breakfast show.
& # 39; Not a big Rod Laver Arena show, but a big Grand Final Footy Show. & # 39;
AFL legend Tim Watson has unveiled The Footy Show (pictured with the 2019 remodeled panel) will return this year, despite being punished two weeks ago for terrible reviews
Eddie McGuire (left) and Sam Newman (right) will jointly hold a & # 39; Grand Final Footy Show & # 39; organize according to Tim Watson
& # 39; Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman moved in to organize the show together. & # 39;
The duo was not involved in the cancellation on 9 May, because Nine opted for a renewed format in a last-minute offer to renew the once powerful program.
Nine Melbourne director Matt Scriven provided the news that the show would only be interrupted a few hours after the broadcast of the last episode.
& # 39; It is a pity that The Footy Show will no longer be produced, & # 39; he said in a statement.
& # 39; It was a difficult decision to end the program that has been such a & # 39; n pioneer, but unfortunately the new show did not capture the audience as we had hoped.
& # 39; I want to thank the current hosts, Anthony Lehmann, Neroli Meadows, Dylan Alcott, Brendan Fevola and Shane Crawford, the former hosts of The Footy Show, and the hard-working crew for their great contribution. & # 39;
The drastic decision put an end to 25 years of laughter and controversy including a scandalous extramarital affair, and long-term co-host Sam Newman does blackface and expose his genitals.
A dramatic fall in ratings was to blame for the last siren.
Tim Watson (photo) announced on Wednesday morning's original hosts Eddie McGuire and Sam Newman would have a special episode before the 2019 Grand Final
McGuire and Newman were not involved in the cancellation on 9 May, because Nine opted for a renewed format in a last minute bid to breathe new life into the once-powerful sports show
In the aftermath of the ax, SEN co-host Garry Lyon said the show deserved a good broadcast and that he would be willing to return to the show for a reunion episode.
& # 39; They should have said: & # 39; Listen, we're not anymore, but then we say goodbye to The Footy Show & # 39; & # 39 ;, he said the day after Nine announced the cancellation.
& # 39; Eddie, Sam (Newman) and Trevor (Marmalade) will do the first half hour.
& # 39; Celebrate that and send it on the go. That is what should happen. This is an iconic show. & # 39;
McGuire also expressed his disappointment that the show was canceled the morning after the announcement.
In 1999, Newman (photo) appeared in Blackface on the Footy Show as the native soccer player Nicky Winmar
Eddie McGuire said the show was a & # 39; great success & # 39; and that he was proud of how his transformed football has been over the years
& # 39; It was 26 years ago, when we first started the show, we were told we had six weeks to review it and here we are 26 years later and we have 729 more episodes made out of than someone thought & # 39 ;, he said to Triple M & # 39; s Hot breakfast.
McGuire said the show was a & # 39; great success & # 39; and that he was proud of how football transformed over the years.
He praised the new hosts, but admitted that Nine could probably have finished the show at the end of last year in a & # 39; high tone & # 39; to end.
"Everything must pass, 26 years, it's the longest running show in the history of sports entertainment," McGuire said.
& # 39; I'm not going to look back and say nothing about anything but saying that it has had the greatest impact on my life. It gave me everything I have ever had in my life.
& # 39; It gave me everything I had ever dreamed of. I love the show. I love what it did on television and I really, really have a great affinity and a good feeling for everyone who has ever been on the show. & # 39;
The worst moments of AFL Footy Show
1999: Sam Newman appeared in Blackface and presented himself as the Aboriginal footballer Nicky Winmar
1999: Molly Meldrum was put in a straitjacket, canceled and kissed by Newman
2001: Newman is arrested live by Shane Crawford and shows his genitals
2001: Newman launched a pavlova into the air by David Schwarz. He responded immediately by pushing Newman to the ground
2006: A drunken fan hovers in the background of a recording in a pub during the World Cup in Germany and is hit in the face by Newman
2008: Newman brought a mannequin to the show, claimed to represent the represented soccer journalist Caroline Wilson, and dressed it in lingerie
2008: Newman celebrates his return from prostate cancer treatment by appearing as Satan with two dwarfs dressed as demons
2009: Newman compared a Malaysian man with a monkey and said he & # 39; not long outside the forest & # 39; used to be
2009: a drunk Brendan Fevola joins the Street Talk segment after the Brownlow medal, leading to his resignation and the canned segment
2010: Newman was criticized for not respecting indigenous beliefs after admitting that he had hit a golf ball from the top of Uluru
The steady decline of the Footy Show is demonstrated by a graph that plots the declining viewing figures of the once popular program
2012: Newman pretended to smoke a bong live in the air and drank a whole 750 ml bottle of Jim Beam bourbon
2014: Newman calls gay NFL player Michael Sam who kissed his friend after he & # 39; annoying gratuitous act & # 39; had drafted
2014: Newman exposes himself again in a sketch in which he is driven onto a hospital bed
2016: Affair between Gary Lyon and fellow hosts The wife of Billy Brown is revealed
2017: Newman asks & what is she? Is it a he or a she? & # 39; in the air in reference to Caitlyn Jenner
2018: Newman is forced out of the show dramatically
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