Before the Game in tug of war
TEN's AFL show Before the Game is under the eyes of Seven execs, looking to swoop on the show for 2012.
As tipped back in September, TEN’s AFL show Before the Game is under the eyes of Seven execs, looking to swoop on the show for 2012.
The Roving Enterprises show was left without any clear future in September after TEN ended its AFL commitments.
At the time a TEN Spokesperson told TV Tonight, “No decision has been made at this stage – we are concentrating on Grand Final Edition on Friday night.”
Andrew Maher quickly joined FOX Sports’ football magazine show FOX Sports FC.
Now the Herald Sun reports Seven is keen for the show, which also features Dave Hughes, Ryan Fitzgerald, Samantha Lane and Anthony ‘Lehmo’ Lehmann.
Seven’s run of primetime AFL shows have struggled, including The Bounce, Four Quarters, Live and Kicking, The Game and AFL Game Day.
A TEN spokeswoman said the network was “very hopeful” of signing a new deal with the show.
“It’s looking very good,” she said.
A Seven spokesperson added, “It’s really too early to say what our Saturday night programming will look like next year, there’s no announcements yet.”
TEN is also set to screen The Graham Norton Show on Saturdays in 2012.