“I think it’s the most obvious decision in TV to bring back a prequel to Underbelly,” he said. “It was the most buzz program we’ve ever been associated with.”
The Nine boss revealed the network’s second-half slate which will include The Strip starring Aaron Jeffrey and Frankie J. Holden, Scorched with Georgie Parker, Battlefronts, Hole in the Wall following the Olympics, an Aussie version of Wipeout, and the return of Temptation (which has episodes already completed).
Nine will also fasttrack The Mentalist starring Australia’s Simon Baker, new Two and a Half Men and there is more Gordon Ramsay on the way.
Gyngell credited Ramsay with helping the network get back on track this year.
“Thank f***ing God,” he said of Ramsay. “I mightn’t be standing here if this bloke hadn’t turned up.”
He said there was a confident feeling around the Nine Network but there was still a long way to go.
“This is not about saying how smart we are and beating our chests.
“This is just in the essence of transparency that we believe we have come up with a smart strategy, we have delivered on that strategy (and) we’ve got a positive strategy for September.”
Gyngell will present Nine’s offerings to Melbourne media buyers on Wednesday night.
Source: Daily Telegraph