Nine pilots new entertainment show
Georgie Parker and Richard Reid have shot a new pilot as part of Nine's plans to take on Deal or No Deal again.
Nine is reported to have begun work on that potential new entertainment / chat format previously whispered about in the lead up to its 6pm news bulletins.
Georgie Parker and Richard Reid (Today, Domestic Blitz) were in the studio last weekend hosting a format that uses both live and pre-recorded interviews. Previous speculation on the show even mentioned the idea of a studio audience. At this early stage the pilot has not been approved.
A network spokeswoman told news.com.au, “no decision has been made.”
Nine has long been keen to address its 5-6pm timeslot, which has been losing to Deal or No Deal for too long. Earlier this year it made a serious attempt to revive Wheel of Fortune, but the Tim Campbell hosted show didn’t dent Andrew O’Keefe’s vehicle on Seven. It was discontinued after a short run.
Many moons ago Nine also packaged the lighter Extra programme in varying cities. It too folded, except in Brisbane, where it is still going strong after 16 years.