After lengthy speculation, Matthew Johns will sign a contract with Channel Seven.
The Daily Telegraph notes Johns will appear on Seven while his sports variety program continues in development.
Johns was let go last year by the Nine Network following tumultuous headlines over his participation in a 2002 group sex incident. The story hit the headlines via a Four Corners story, was followed with an interview on A Current Affair and led to his being stood down by David Gyngell.
More recently, Johns formed a production company with ad man John Singleton.
There is every possibility a new NRL sports show could emerge for the Sydney and Brisbane markets to complement the new AFL show featuring Peter Helliar and Matthew Richardson. That show is tipped for an early evening broadcast on either a Wednesday or Thursday nights.
Seven has been looking to shore up an NRL brand in the lead up to the next rights bid.
Source: Daily Telegraph