Every year there’s a pile of shows that were promised to viewers, but never delivered.
This year they include AFP (Australian Federal Police), The Marriage Ref and the David Hicks telemovie X-RAY.
In the case of some shows, they may not have yet aired in the US. Others were packed in by their own creative team.
Nine always tops this list, because it has a habit of promising shows that get delayed or just never go before the cameras. This year at its programme launch it was leaner and meaner -hopefully avoiding topping this list next year. Several including AFP, Big and Panic at Rock Island will air in 2011.
Seven announced both the US and a local version of Seinfeld’s The Marriage Ref for 2010 -the US version is now tipped to air in 2011. Unlike Nine, Seven didn’t release much detail on 2010 content at the top of the year.
TEN kept almost entirely to its word, save for the end of year rethink by Rove McManus.
The ABC was careful in its wording of new shows, noting that all of these shows would either air in 2010 or go into production. X-RAY, the David Hicks telemovie is now off the boil after Hicks’ father lost interest in the project.
SBS continues to stall over a decision on Swift and Shift Couriers.
Here is the list as best I could ascertain. If you have any corrections, or additions, let me know!
Panic at Rock Island
S#*! My Dad Says
Mike & Molly,
The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show,
When I Grow Up,
Gordon’s Great Escapes,
Big Trouble in Tourist Thailand,
What’s Good for You,
Money for Jam,
Whose Line is it Anyway,
This is Your Life,
The Whole Truth,
The Hard Times of RJ Berger,
The Marriage Ref (Aus),
The Marriage Ref (US),
Laid (Like a Virgin),
Swift and Shift Couriers, S2