|Presented by||Luke Darcy
|Country of origin||Australia|
|No. of seasons||11|
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Original channel||Seven Network (1994-present)
|Picture format||4.3 PAL (1994-2001)
16.9 576i (SDTV (2002, 2013-present)
1080i (HDTV (2014-present)
26 August 2013 – present
In March 2014 the Seven Network re-instated the series, which now airs Monday nights at 7.30pm on 7mate. The show is hosted by Luke Darcy with Tim Watson and Wayne Carey. The show is broadcast from Seven Melbourne Studios HSV7.
Original Format (1994-2002)
It first appeared on TV from 1994 until 2002. The show was hosted by Bruce McAvaney in the 1990s, and included guests Mike Sheahan, Malcolm Blight and Leigh Matthews as regulars. It was screened on Monday nights at 10.30pm, before a switch to Tuesday nights towards the end of its run. Other people to host the show include David Parkin, Terry Wallace, Gary Ayres, and Tim Lane.
In 2005, comedian Andrew Startin appeared on rival network Channel Nine with a send-up of the show on The Footy Show. Gary Ayres was sent up with his catchphrase "at the end of the day" and "You've got your Buckleys, your Hirds, your Ricciutos"; Mike Sheahan with "what do you think?"; and Bruce McAvaney with "Special!".
The lyrics to the song are as follows:
The weekend's come and gone,
As we talk up a storm,
'Bout our team, bout our form,
And how it could be.
But when Monday comes around,
Talk around the town,
It's what happened on the weekend in the footy.
Monday nights, we're Talking Footy.
When the show switched to a Tuesday night timeslot (which led to its demise), the lyrics changed somewhat.
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