Report: Hey Hey it’s Saturday axed
Update: Daryl Somers tells Facebook fans he is still in talks with Nine about plans for 2011.
Nine is expected to announce within days that Hey Hey it’s Saturday will not be returning in 2011.
The Herald Sun reports network bosses decided the show would not be returning yesterday, but many of the cast and crew were yet to be told.
The signs for the show’s return have not been promising.
The show still enjoys solid figures in Melbourne, but elsewhere the numbers do not justify the expense of a live variety project. Yet it still generates enormous passion.
It was absent during the 2011 programme launch, as its status was still under discussion.
Daryl Somers and Nine’s Director of Television Michael Healy were due to meet on its future last week.
Facebook fans will be furious over the death of the show and likely to initiate fervent campaigns.
But it appears likely the show’s final hurrah at Studio 9 Richmond, will be its swansong.
UPDATE: Daryl Somers has posted the following information on Facebook:
You may remember my final line on our last show i.e. “We’ll see you real soon … hopefully … maybe … ask a journo.”
Sometimes there’s no need to ask them, they’ll tell you anyway.
This is what happened in the Melbourne Herald Sun yesterday when Kate McMahon wrote that Hey Hey was done and dusted.
The truth is we are still talking to Nine about 2011 and I will keep you posted as I’ve mentioned previously.
Source: Herald Sun.