The 7pm Project: it’s official

UPDATED: Ruby Rose and James Mathison join Dave Hughes, Charlie Pickering and Carrie Bickmore for TEN's new show to launch July 20th.

7pmIt will be known as The 7pm Project.

It will start on July 20th and it will look at the day’s news live everynight.

Led by comedian co-hosts Dave Hughes and Charlie Pickering, The 7PM Project will be “the simplest new idea in television for a long time.” The news of the day will be brought to audiences by Carrie Bickmore. The show will have a team of correspondents delivering stories from around Australia and around the world into the studio every night. Ruby Rose will be bringing viewers all the latest music news. The media and sport beat will be covered by James Mathison.

TEN says “The 7PM Project is a place where people who are genuinely interested in the world around them come together to talk, offering genuine conversation in a space previously crowded by scandal and spin. While it’s not afraid to be serious, The 7PM Project can guarantee that there will be no miracle diets, no stories that ‘no parent can afford to miss’, and virtually no dodgy plumbers. The 7PM Project is the news un-spun. It is not a satirical newscast in the style of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, but a TV show joining in the conversations going on in living rooms around the country.”

Rose and Mathison join the three names tipped by TV Tonight earlier this week for the show produced by Roving Enterprises. More names will be announced over the coming weeks.

Mathison recently stepped asided from Australian Idol although he was quoted at the time as saying, “I am not going to be on TV for a while now, not Dancing With The Stars or anything like that. I just want to explore other music opportunities while I am here in New York and at home.”

TEN Programmer David Mott said, “We’ve had great success in introducing brave projects to the Aussie TV landscape such as MasterChef Australia and Talkin‘ ‘Bout Your Generation and if we get this right, The 7PM Project could be a game changer for TEN in that very crucial 7pm timeslot. Not to mention our digital platform which plays a key role in the experience, driving content and discussions to the show, making it a truly integrated TV /on-line offering and a place for audiences to share their stories, opinions and interact.”

TEN has surely found 7pm success with MasterChef Australia and The Biggest Loser but it struggled with Taken Out and too often has had to rely on The Simpsons as filler.


137 Responses

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  2. dusty should be saved and researched to find a cure for hendra.what are the idiots thinking he could be the sign for a cure. Why aren’t the bates that that re carrying the virus destroy.eg the bird flu/foot and mouth deceases.they all hat to be destroyed so should the bats

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  3. hi 150 000 wish i get about 60 000 this year will pay 16000 tax 12000 for 1 child in suport start new family ????? its hard work 10 to 12 hrs day 6 days a week

  4. Budget No help if you earn over $150,000 ?? I had received a disability pension because of serious health issues I am unable to work, bearly keeping myself alive and trying to raise 2 young children (1 with health issues also). Because I entered into a defacto relationship with my partner earning a measly $64,000 I lose All my entitlements. Not even a health care card to healp for medications. What assistance is out there that stops at $150,000 income ?? Id like to know what that is maybe imaginary

  5. Have many people commented on the fact that with all the carers and minders, to say nothing of her mother and sister, when Catherine lifted her arm to wave to the crowds outside the Goring Hotel, the hem of her jacket had come undone and was hanging down?

  6. Listening to tonights show 18/08/2010 i have been unenployed for 13 months i had money in the bank and centrelink made me wait 6 months til i spent my money on house repayments and living now i look like having to sell my house as i still dont have a job and have been look ing for work for 13 months with only 1 interveiw i am 46 and have a lot of experience in the work force from forklift driving to managent

  7. $$$$$ for unemployment!!!!! are we kidding? why cant these long term unemployed be placed directly into our military? they don’t have to be super soldiers fighting over sea’s. the military needs people in the support companies providing the required trade skills to support our troops during training and conflict. i spent time in the military and have prospered in life and careers ever since. any tax paying citizen in this country could not agree more, they would rather see $30,000+ going towards a persons wage rather than $20,000- to unemployed people to do nothing. the defense force employs, trains, educates and houses those who serve in the defense force. how could we not see the positive effect this would have on the unemployed…….???

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