Key programs at TEN could face the axe from the new CEO James Warburton.
“Potentially there are some ageing formats that have served us well in the past that won’t be here,” he told The Australian.
There is speculation these include Logie Award winner Bondi Rescue and Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation -the latter is been facing an uncertain future for the second year in a row.
Part of his plan is to make TEN more than being perceived as just “the MasterChef network.”
“We are very confident in MasterChef as it moves to Shine. It’s back to real people, real food, real stories. We’re very confident the genre continues to be popular.”
Warburton also indicated content decisions, including the future for Breakfast, were management decisions not the board of directors.
But he said he would continue to stand by the new show despite a ratings low of 9000 viewers last week amid aggressive marketing from its competitors at Seven and Nine.
Observers believe it has until the end of the year to reach 100,000 viewers a day.