TEN chasing Matthew Johns
Now TEN is said to have joined a bidding war for Matthew Johns, which almost guarantes his return to TV in 2010 one way or the other.
Channel TEN is said to be chasing Matthew Johns, on top of Channel Seven’s interest, according to a report today.
David Mott and Nick Falloon from TEN reportedly approached Johns late last week to front a league-based program and to have a light entertainment role with the station.
It follows earlier reports that Johns is hawking several projects, including a comedy vehicle, to Seven. That network is said to be keen on him with a view to bidding for future NRL rights.
A join production company between John Singleton and Johns was announced last month.
According to News Limited, TEN is ‘anxious’ to establish a new variety show after seeing the Hey Hey It’s Saturday reunions.
If true, such interest could add fuel to speculation that TEN wanted Rove to make changes to the format that the host wasn’t keen to pursue.
But is Johns really the answer to the question of variety? TEN already has Shaun Micallef on its cards (a New Year’s Eve Rave is coming) and the ever-popular Hamish and Andy -but try getting them to do anything other than what they are already up to.