With Nine having a strong 2017 it was in the enviable position of serving up a lot of renewals and a handful of new titles.
But there were a few shows that didn’t make the list too. While Nine may be reluctant to confirm the axe, Fairfax raised the question with Nine’s head of programming Hamish Turner:
Here Come the Habibs: Following a wave of pre-emptive outrage, this comedy did well for Nine in 2016 – but ratings have since softened.
Murder Calls: This true crime series struggled to stay above the half-million viewer mark.
Love Child: After four seasons, it could be the end for Love Child, set in a Kings Cross hospital in the 1960s and ’70s. “We’ve seen shows come back before after not [being confirmed at the annual program launch],” Turner says. “There’s no announcement for now.”
House Husbands: There is some hope for this local drama – Nine is working on scripts and funding arrangements with producers. But no guarantees of a sixth season just yet.