Sportscafe returns to TV2 with its own unique combination of ad lib comment, special guests and general mayhem, which occasionally manages to contain some sporting insight.
Hosted by Ric Salizzo, Marc Ellis, Lana Coc-Kroft, Eric Rush and Graeme Hill, it’s hard to describe what is going to happen on the show because they usually don’t know themselves. Somehow it seems to work despite its best efforts not to.
“All I can say is that the team has gone through a long reconditioning process and the rotation has worked well for us”, explains Salizzo.
“We’re excited everyone will be back, but we never really know who will show up on the night. Negotiations are continuing with ‘That Guy’s agent, Eva is busy with University studies and will pop in when she can, and Marc says he will be there, but you can never really trust him.”
Coming to viewers LIVE from Eden Park, the series format will be familiar to viewers.
“We generally start planning on Wednesday morning before the show – and then Marc comes in and changes it all. We aren’t going to be shifting much from what we did in the past, but there will be some great new stuff as well.”
With the Olympics on the horizon, Sportscafe promises to keep TV2 viewers informed on all the sporting action. “We are excited about the prospect of the Olympics and trying to convince ‘That Guy’ that he should go to China – we’re just in the process of finding out where it is.”