The rumour mill is back on Nine’s afternoon schedule with suggestions Sydney weekend newsreader Mark Ferguson could co-host a one-hour news magazine show.
Even Andrew Daddo’s name is being touted as a possible co-host for a 4.30pm show with Ferguson, potentially followed by Millionaire Hot Seat.
The network was piloting “a whole lot of game shows”, a spokeswoman said.
The hour-long news program was expected to have begun shooting pilot episodes this month, but this is believed to have been delayed until June, claims news.com.au.
Thirty episodes of the half hour Millionaire Hot Seat are believed to have been given the go-ahead. But there are whispers the show works best as a short-run series.
Meanwhile, rumours persist that TEN is planning to extend its 5pm news by half an hour
When TV Tonight last sought clarity on this rumour weeks ago, a TEN spokesperson denied any knowledge, merely saying there were always rumours.