Airdate: Rove LA
Rove LA, the next project for Rove McManus, will begin on FOX8 in mid-September.
Rove LA, the next project for Rove McManus, will begin on FOX8 on Monday September 19th.
The new chat show sees him return to Foxtel, having previously worked as a roving reporter on In Fashion, hosted by Hugh Jackman in the 1990s.
But the new LA-based series won’t air live via satellite.
“No, I would have to do it at 3AM!” he insists.
The show will instead have a swift turnaround of about 48 hours.
Overseeing the show is Todd Yasui, in conjunction with Roving Enterprise’s Craig Campbell.
McManus told TV Tonight, landing Yasui was a coup.
“He used to be the head of late night at the FOX network in the States and has a great history of working with pretty much anyone working in the world of late night in America: Conan O’Brien, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, so I’m in good hands,” he said.
There also aren’t any plans to have a resident band.
“The show primarily is for Australian audiences so it will be on a slightly smaller scale.”
“We’ll still have musical performers but we’ve done very well over the years when they’ve all been able to talk. People like P!nk, Michael Buble, Lady Gaga -they’ve all been very happy being able to come in and talk.”