Full details of programming changes at subscription TV’s #1 winter channel.
• Dyson Heppell, Brian Lake, Chris Scott and Jack Riewoldt join AFL 360 for a huge 2016 season
• On The Couch’s Gerard Healy, Jason Dunstall, Jonathan Brown and David King are joined by Sydney Swans’ co-captain Jarrad McVeigh for episode one
• Open Mike finds a new home on Tuesday nights with AFL greats Sam Newman, Peter Hudson and Barry Richardson featuring on the one- hour premiere episode
• New daily Fox Sports News program AFL Tonight
Fox Footy’s lineup of shows in 2016:
Monday – Thursday 7.30pm
Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson’s award-winning AFL 360 is bolstered by an unparalleled team of regular guests in 2016:
• Geelong premiership coach Chris Scott joins Collingwood’s Nathan Buckley for Monday’s Coaches’ Night.
• Richmond full forward Jack Riewoldt joins four-time premiership Hawk Jordan Lewis on Tuesday’s Players’ Night and Bulldogs’ captain Bob Murphy returns as a regular, bringing back his hugely popular Rascal of the Week segment.
• Mark “Bomber” Thompson, David King and Mark Maclure return for Wednesday’s Legends’ Night.
• Essendon’s Dyson Heppell and former Hawthorn and Bulldogs’ defender Brian Lake are new to Thursday nights to provide their take on the weekend of footy ahead.
Voted most popular AFL program in the 2015 Herald Sun Fan Survey and most outstanding program at the Australian Football Media Awards, AFL 360 sets the agenda by looking at every angle of the day’s major issues in footy, four nights a week.
On The Couch
Mondays at 8.30pm
Gerard Healy, Jason Dunstall, Jonathan Brown and David King will be joined by Sydney Swans’ co-captain Jarrad McVeigh live in-studio for their first episode in 2016.
The expert On The Couch team weigh into the biggest debates and issues surrounding the AFL, providing compulsory viewing every Monday courtesy of in-depth analysis into the game.
New night: Tuesdays at 8.30pm
Award-winning Open Mike with Mike Sheahan moves to a new night in 2016, straight after AFL 360 every Tuesday.
Episode one is an Open Mike one-hour special featuring Sam Newman, Peter Hudson and Barry Richardson, three AFL idols of the 1960s and 70s who all celebrated their 70th birthdays this summer.
Sheahan sits down to chat with the three legends as they reflect on an impressive 552 games between them.
Thursdays at 6.30pm – Returns Wednesday 23 March (due to Thursday Night Footy on Fox)
Hosted by Dermott Brereton and rotating through a panel of stars consisting of Alastair Lynch, David Parkin, Ben Dixon, Brad Johnson, Barry Hall, Cameron Mooney and Tony Shaw.
League Teams panellists will complement their on-air discussions with new digital and social integration this season, writing regular columns for FoxSports.com.au each week.
Sundays after the footy
Jason Dunstall, Danny Frawley and Andrew Gaze are joined by Cameron Mooney this season on Bounce. Mooney and Barry Hall will take over the hilarious and unpredictable Yesterday’s Heroes challenges while Chief and Spud put their feet up.
This season, Bounce will introduce a live studio audience for the first time which fans can register to be a part of by visiting foxfooty.com.au/bounce.
The Winners Rebooted
Wednesdays at 8.30pm
Drew Morphett is back at The Winners Rebooted desk in a revamped version of the popular show from the 70s and 80s. In the first Winners this season, Morphett is joined by Phil Carman and Peter Daicos on the retro set to relive North Melbourne v Collingwood back in Round 5 1982.
New daily program: 5.00pm on Fox Sports News, 7.00pm on Fox Footy
AFL Tonight is a daily AFL news program to debut on Fox Sports News and Fox Footy. Hosted by a rotating panel of Sarah Jones, Tom Chadwick and Neroli Meadows and joined by foxsports.com.au chief AFL writer Jake Niall and AFL correspondent Julian De Stoop.
The 30-minute program covers all the latest in AFL breaking news, featuring the biggest name guests and coverage from across the AFL. AFL Tonight airs Monday to Friday on Fox Sports News at 5.00pm and Fox Footy at 7.00pm, Saturdays and Sundays at 11am (AFL Today) and after the footy Friday to Sunday.
*All times listed above are AEDT.
Source: Fox Sports