Daryl Somers has send a message to each member of the Hey Hey Facebook group to thank them for their support and indicating he is in discussions with Nine about moving forward into 2010.
“Just a personal note to say thank you now the dust has finally settled on the Reunion Specials,” he wrote.
“We had more fun doing these shows than we could have possibly imagined. I think everyone is still on an emotional high and rejoicing in the fact that a group of friends could come together after so many years and yet feel like it was only yesterday.
“I was absolutely staggered, but delighted at the viewer numbers for both shows and on behalf of the cast and crew I want to thank you for your belief in us, as evidenced by your joining the Facebook page.
“We are starting talks with the Nine Network and both parties are enthusiastic about a return of Hey Hey in 2010. What form that takes is to be decided but I’ll let you know once an agreement has been reached.”
Somers also noted that he learned the show was not merely owned by Somers Carroll but by the viewing public of Australia. With figures of 2.2m viewers it is hard not to disagree.
It has previously been reported the show is expected to return as a series of specials.
The Facebook group, which has 390,000 members, was instrumental in the show attracting media attention to the idea of an on-air reunion.