There is speculation that The New Inventors may have been axed by the ABC after panelist Mark Pesce tweeted the following last night:
“It has been seven wonderful years. Hundreds of shows. Great working with the ABC and with all the fantastic #newinventors inventors.”
He later added:
“Eight years is a fantastic run for a TV series. I was on for seven of them. I seriously never thought I’d have a TV career.”
“How many TV shows run 8 series? Only a handful. We had a great ride.”
Last night an ABC source told TV Tonight the current series would have its Grand Final in mid-August but there was no decision on the show’s future.
But there have been question marks over the future of the show, hosted by James O’Loghlin (pictured) and whether it would go the way of other ABC productions including The Einstein Factor, Talking Heads, Sunday Arts.
Any axing of the show, following the end of Spicks and Specks, would certainly shake up ABC’s Wednesday nights in 2012.
Last week the show rated 459,000 viewers.