Report: Seven wants to bump Matty Johns
The Seven Network wants to shift The Matty Johns Show from 7:30pm to 10:30pm next year.
The Sunday Telegraph reports today that the Seven Network wants to shift The Matty Johns Show from 7:30pm to 10:30pm next year.
The NRL show debuted with much hope for Seven but attracted disappointing reviews and saw its figures slip. On those figures in the 7:30 slot next year it would be disastrous.
A production source said the proposed move had “annoyed” John Singleton and that it “would not be happening”. The show is produced by Johns and Singleton.
10:30 need not be the only option. The Matty Johns Showwould be well-suited to 7mate -but it would need to take a haircut, which could prove a sticking point.
Another question also hovers over what Seven will do for its AFL entertainment. The Bounce was promised to return for the Finals but was replaced by AFL Game Day: Primetime on the back of the Ben Cousins doco. Will it return in 2011?
Meanwhile Matthew Johns says he has penned not one but two sitcoms (who knew?) including one which looks at the television industry.
The Sunday Tele says he has commandeered Glenn Wheatley to pitch the show to other networks. Can’t wait for that one. Or to put it another way: I can.
Source: Sunday Telegraph