Robert Murphy, Nick Riewoldt

Fox Footy will introduce five new shows and several fresh faces to their line-up for 2018.

Former AFL greats, journalists and comedians are among this new line-up to feature in game day broadcast and mid-week shows.

2017 retirees Nick Riewoldt, Leigh Montagna and Bob Murphy are some of the key recruits for the new Fox Footy team, along with comedians Dave Thornton and Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehman.

Sarah Jones, Neroli Meadows and Kelli Underwood will host their own show ‘On The Mark’ which will feature more in-depth interviews with footy personalities to focus on the personal side of the game.

“I’m sincere about this because this is not a gimmick, this is not getting on the bandwagon of women in sport. These are three genuine stars of the media. Great callers, great journalists steeped in football tradition, understand the medium and are bona fide stars.” Eddie McGuire said at the Fox Footy season launch.

Following On the Mark on Wednesday nights will be another new show called The Beep Test, hosted by Thornton and featuring Lehman and Brain Lake. 

The Beep Test promises to be a “hilarious, fast-paced half-hour of footy trivia, nostalgia and entertainment filmed in front of a live audience”.

Thursday nights will feature a new weekend preview show, The Weekend Lowdown, which will be headlined by Nick Dal Santo, Cameron Mooney and Montagna and will look at latest news, social media trends, tipping and supercoach for the upcoming round.

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Saturday Stretch is the new Saturday wrap up show which will air after the last match on Saturday night and will be hosted by Neroli Meadows, Dermott Brereton and Brad Johnson.

‘Bob’ is the fifth new show that Fox Footy will be airing in 2018.

Starting towards the middle of the year, AFL fan favourite, Bob Murphy will interview the games biggest stars with his dog Arthur to find out what makes them tick.

Old favourites such as AFL 360, On the Couch and Open Mike will all return this year with some new guests and Garry Lyon and Paul Roos have been to the On the Couch panel.

Sarah Jones will host Thursday Night and Super Saturday as well as Sunday Footy on Fox alongside Kelli Underwood.

Eddie McGuire will continue to host Friday Night Footy and Neroli Meadons and Julian De Stoop will continue to provide the latest footy news on AFL Tonight from 7pm (6pm on Thursdays) from Monday to Friday.

 

WEEKLY PROGRAM LINE-UP

Monday

7pm: AFL Tonight — hosted by Neroli Meadows

7.30pm: AFL 360 — hosted by Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson, with Chris Scott and Alan Richardson

8.30pm: On The Couch — hosted by Gerard Healy, with Jonathan Brown, Garry Lyon and Paul Roos

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Tuesday

7pm: AFL Tonight — hosted by Neroli Meadows

7.30pm: AFL 360 — hosted by Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson, with Jack Riewoldt and Jordan Lewis

8.30pm: Open Mike — hosted by Mike Sheahan

Wednesday

6/7pm: AFL Tonight — hosted by Julian De Stoop

(6.30pm: Weekend Lowdown — with Nick Dal Santo, Leigh Montagna and Cameron Mooney)

7.30pm: AFL 360 — hosted by Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson, with Nick Riewoldt, Bob Murphy, David King and Mark Maclure

8.30pm: On The Mark — with Sarah Jones, Neroli Meadows and Kelli Underwood

9pm: The Beep Test — hosted by Dave Thornton, with Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehman and Brian Lake

Thursday

6pm: AFL Tonight — hosted by Julian De Stoop

6.30pm: Weekend Lowdown — with Nick Dal Santo, Leigh Montagna and Cameron Mooney

(7pm: Thursday Night Footy on Fox — hosted by Sarah Jones)

7.30pm: AFL 360 — hosted by Gerard Whateley and Mark Robinson, with Jason Dunstall and Dermott Brereton

Friday

6.30pm: AFL Tonight — hosted by Neroli Meadows

7pm: Friday Night Footy on Fox — hosted by Eddie McGuire

Saturday

1.30pm: Saturday Footy on Fox — hosted by Sarah Jones

Late: Saturday Stretch — hosted by Neroli Meadows, with Dermott Brereton and Brad Johnson

Sunday

1pm: Sunday Footy on Fox — hosted by Sarah Jones and Kelli Underwood

7.20pm: Bounce — hosted by Jason Dunstall, with Danny Frawley and Cameron Mooney