This won’t go down well at all…
Channel Nine has issued a rare weekend programming amendment this afternoon to indicate Hey Hey the Reunion will not be repeated tonight.
That’s likely to incense a lot of the fans who were singing Nine’s praises this week.
Instead it will play the movie 50 First Dates at 9:30pm instead.
At this stage there is no explanation as to the reasoning behind this.
A lot of fans had planned on watching the show a second time, and there were plenty who heard about how successful the show was and wanted to catch it tonight. Some viewers even held off the Wednesday special to enjoy the show on Saturday night, its traditional home.
A move this late only reiterates why viewers have been so alienated by Nine programming and shun many of their new programmes. Many TV Tonight readers noted the Hey Hey reunion was the first time Nine had stayed on their box in a long time.
UPDATE: After breaking the news on Nine’s cancelled Hey Hey repeat, TV Tonight can now reveal Nine will replay both specials some time after the second reunion. A Nine spokesperson did not give any reason for tonight’s replay being withdrawn.
Update: The Herald Sun says Daryl Somers asked Nine to remove the show from Saturday’s schedule.