Speculation is rife ahead of next week’s 2012 Programming Launch that some old faves are coming back.
Legendary media buyer Harold Mitchell has written in the The Age:
“But now the electricity is firing through the Ten Network with some big announcements scheduled for next week. The management will make it clear to the advertising market that they are back to high-level targeting, which is a great way to convince advertisers to pour money back into the station.”
“Rumour is that Ten is going to come out with a spectacular breakfast program.
“Other program speculations are for a Grundy version of It’s A Knockout plus a bikie wars series from the Underbelly mob. So it looks like Ten is going to have a bit more muscle and could well be a serious force again.”
TEN has already confirmed The Bikie Wars: Brothers in Arms a long time ago.
Sarah Murdoch, wife of interim CEO Lachlan Murdoch, is tipped to be a presenter if a breakfast show goes ahead. Murdoch was considered a success when she co-hosted the Today show prior to Lisa Wilkinson.
Meanwhile the Herald Sun speculates that TEN may revive Young Talent Time:
“It is understood the show — which produced some of Australia’s brightest stars, including Tina Arena, Debra Byrne and sisters Kylie and Dannii Minogue — will be back on Network Ten, which screened the original.
“A Ten spokesperson declined to comment yesterday, but it is believed an announcement on the new YTT will be made as early as next week.”