So what does Roving Enterprises have in store for TEN’s 7pm timeslot? The company has won the approval of the network and Programming boss David Mott to develop a new show for the second part of 2009.
Presumably this leaves comedy, light entertainment, game show, music and news and current affairs at the top of the list. Or something that fuses several together.
Rove’s production house has landed the plum task of making something of TEN’s troubled 7pm slot, with the secret new show to replace The Biggest Loser and MasterChef Australia later in the year.
“We are thrilled to have won this opportunity to do a brand new show for TEN,” Roving Enterprise’s Craig Campbell said. “Ours has proven to be a very successful partnership – producing a diverse slate of shows – and we can’t wait to get underway with this exciting new show.”
On the back of its long association with Rove, the partnership has seen Skithouse, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, ARIA Awards, Before the Game, and Real Stories with hosts Hamish and Andy. The two are currently very hot with radio listeners, but could they possibly squeeze in a new 5 night a week show? Other media seem to think so today. It would mean a punishing schedule for the two radio hosts.
Maybe we’re getting a weekly satirical news programme a la Daily Show with Jon Stewart hosted by Elmo?
Last year at 7pm TEN trialled Taken Out from FremantleMedia but it didn’t fire.