Eddie McGuire’s next project, sports quiz show Between the Lines, will air on Nine later this year.
The Southern Star-produced panel series will include Mick Molloy, who appears with McGuire on MMM breakfast in Melbourne.
“It’s been knocking around for a while,” McGuire told Mediaweek.
“One of the things I’ve noticed about sport is it dominates so many lives but we’re forgetting these days the funny stories and the fun of sport.
“These days everyone wants to chase Ricky Nixon and Brendan Fevola around or the Rugby League boys whenever there’s a muck up. You can address that but get people who will give it a bit of light and shade rather than beating the stories to death.
“There’s still a lot of fun that goes unreported. Good funny stories, hilarious situations right throughout world sport that you don’t get to anymore.”
McGuire said more people should be producing shows with fun as the key factor rather than getting bogged down in demographics.
McGuire currenly hosts Hot Seat, Million Dollar Drop and This is Your Life specials.