Today there are media reports speculating about that very thing.
News Limited says it is being considered by the network, and quotes Chief Programming Officer Beverley McGarvey:
“Like all networks, we’re always looking at new options and shows,” she said. “Australian Idol is a consideration, as are many, many other things, but it would be wrong to say it will definitely return to TEN.”
Earlier this month TV Tonight asked all the network programmers to pick a former format they would love to revive.
“I think it’s fairly obvious from our crowded schedule that we do miss our Idol days. It was the grandfather of those shows that are doing everywhere right now,” she said.
“Idol was such a brand defining show with the Sydney Opera House finales, they were fantastic TV. It was sort of the beginning of Event Television for us.”
But since The Voice has moved in, and X Factor still stands strong, it’s difficult to imagine Idol could still succeed. Nine is also revamping Australia’s Got Talent.
TEN already tried to revamp Young Talent Time but it didn’t take hold.
Meanwhile McGarvey also defended MasterChef: The Professionals.
“We are very proud of the quality of MasterChef: The Professionals and its celebration of food and cooking,” she said. “The fact its Sunday night audience is more than one million and its series average audience is 900,000 shows it is resonating with a lot of viewers.”