Karl Stefanovic has been confirmed as the host of a provocative new weekly talk show, The Verdict, starting Thursday, October 8 at 8.30pm on Nine.
The hour-long program, which will go to air over five weeks, will also allow the audience at home to vote on weekly topics via the Your Verdict voting site at 9Jumpin.com.au.
Stefanovic said: “I’m really looking forward to getting beyond the headlines with The Verdict. Each week on the panel we will canvass a range of opinions to reflect our society. I know our top-shelf production team will be carefully choosing topics and panelists to represent the broadest range of opinions on matters confronting us all – and I’m never lacking one, so I can’t wait to get amongst it.
“Hold onto your hats, folks. It might get bumpy.”
Phil Goyen, executive producer of The Verdict, said: “I’m really excited about this program and can’t wait for the debates, discussions and fun to begin. My hope is that each week the panelists and topics will spark conversations in living rooms around Australia.
“With social media driving so many issues, and with today’s ever-shorter news cycle, The Verdict will be the place for panelists and viewers to really explore big news stories and important issues beyond 140 characters.”