Returning: The Footy Show (NRL)
Nine returns The NRL Footy Show on a Wednesday in Sydney & Brisbane, a timeslot likely to be its new home.
It appears that Nine has made up its mind over the dilemma about whether to move the NRL Footy Show to Wednesdays, or screen it following Thursday night matches.
It returns at 8:30pm Wednesday March 2nd in Sydney and Brisbane markets, replacing The Embassy (the latter still airs in other markets).
Whether it remains permanently on Wednesdays is unclear, but Programming Director Andrew Backwell recently told TV Tonight, the network had two options.
“The AFL Footy Show will continue on Thursdays but there are about 18 NRL games on Thursdays. So we have 2 choices: we either move The Footy Show (NRL) to Wednesday or we play it on the back of the NRL. I’m not in a position now to confirm which one we will go with,” he said.