Renewed: Marriage Ref, Minute to Win It, WDYTYA
NBC renewals are good news for Seven and Nine with The Marriage Ref, Minute to Win It and Who Do You Think You Are?
Good news for Seven with NBC renewing The Marriage Ref for a second season.
Despite disappointing reviews for its debut, the show has improved on the figures for The Jay Leno Show, averaging 7.2 million viewers.
“It’s doing a good job for us. It’s certainly noisy. We’ve seen the show find its feet,” said NBC’s Paul Telegdy. “We think its a show that’s improving, and we’ve got high hopes for it.”
He also said the show had a lot more heat on it because Jerry Seinfeld‘s name was attached to it.
“If anyone else had made it, people would just be chortling along,” Teledgy said. Seinfeld remains heavily committed, he said, working to improve “every edit, every line.” The show’s production has improved as the producers have become more accustomed to the format, he said, adding that he expected the improvement to continue.
NBC has ordered three more episodes for this season and 13 for the next.
Seven is proceeding with a local adaptation, but yet to announce its host. It also has the rights to air the US version.
It is also producing a local version of new game show Minute to Win It, which has also been given a renewal by NBC. The show sees contestants complete 10 challenges using everyday household items in order to win cash prizes. Each game has a one-minute time limit and escalates in difficulty.
Seven is currently calling for contestants.
The US version of UK documentary series Who Do You Think You Are? has been renewed for another eight episodes.
Produced by Lisa Kudrow, the genealogy show will air on Nine in Australia, while SBS retains the UK and Australian-produced episodes.
“It’s a quality show and surprisingly engaging,” Telegdy said.
Meanwhile FOX has cancelled new sitcom Sons of Tucson produced by former Malcolm in the Middle star Justin Berfield after 4 eps and confirms the end for Til’ Death, which was Tweeted by Brad Garrett.