A final episode will air this Friday.
The statement by Nine follows the resignation of Mia Freedman today.
Nine will replace the show with midday movies such as “Arthur” , “Strange Bedfellows” and “On Golden Pond.” Repeats of McLeod’s Daughters will also disappear.
Nine is reviewing “re-deployment opportunities” for Catch-Up staff.
In last week’s TV Tonight poll readers voted for the Nine axe to fall:
Just axe the lot and start again 32%
The Catch Up 28%
Ralph TV 10%
Anything With Eddie 9%
The Nation 7%
The Footy Show 6%
The Nine Network Australia today announced that a decision had been taken to cease production on its weekday talk show, The Catch Up.
Viewed as a bold move earlier this year, The Catch Up was one of a number of initiatives that demonstrates the Network’s commitment to Australian programming.
“We thank the team at The Catch Up for their enthusiasm, dedication and belief in the product. Libbi Gorr, Lisa Oldfield, Mary Moody and Zoe Sheridan have shown true leadership and we wish them all the very best for their future,” said Jeff Browne, Executive Director, Nine Network Australia.
“Executive Producer, Tara Smithson, and her production team have been passionate in their pursuit to deliver an interesting and thought provoking daily chat show. We thank them for their hard work,” Browne added.
The Network is reviewing The Catch Up’s staff structure and the redeployment opportunities.
The final broadcast will occur on Friday 15th June, 2007.
The show will be replaced by midday movies.
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