RDS has announced it will launch its long-waited talkshow on Monday.
L’antichambre will be taking dead aim at TQS’s popular 110% and starting earlier: 9:30 p.m.
Alain Crête is the host and regular panelists will include Journal de Montreeal columnist Bertrand Raymond and two 110% alumni: Michel Bergeron and François Gagnon.
Dave Morrissette and Alain Chantelois will also appear regularly, as well as guest stars – the first of whom will be Georges Laraque on launch night. In the days ahead: Guy Lafleur, Mitsou, Jacques Villeneuve, Claude Poirier, and Larry Smith.
The new show will also feature comic bits and prank phone calls from Michel Beaudry, who became persona non grata on 11% after the show had to apologize for his dumb and xenophobic putdowns of Tom Kostopoulos.
L’antichambre wil have a huge competitive advantage in that RDS is the Canadiens’ primary broadcaster, which means access that the TQS yo-yos do not enjoy.