Local dramas pushed back to 2014
Puberty Blues, Secrets and Lies, Love Child -there's a growing list of dramas that will now air in 2014 instead of 2013.
Puberty Blues and new Brisbane-based drama Secrets and Lies will not screen on TEN this year. TEN also won’t get all of Wonderland into the current ratings year, unless it starts doubling up its episodes -an unlikely scenario. Fingers crossed we see Puberty Blues early in the new year.
TEN has also not confirmed a 2014 screening for its ambitious Batavia miniseries, amid questions over the show’s funding.
“We have no intention of rushing such an important project,” a TEN spokesperson recently said.
Screentime has not confirmed a shooting date.
But TEN is not alone in bumping productions from 2013.
Nine’s Love Child, announced in a flurry of sexy promos during the Logie Awards, will also screen in 2014.
The period miniseries featuring Jessica Marais and Jonathan LaPaglia has been filming around King’s Cross.
Schapelle was another miniseries promised by Nine for this year.
FremantleMedia confirmed it would still film this year. But it won’t screen in 2013.
Even ABC has too many on its slate to squeeze into this year: The Gods of Wheat Street, Janet King, Broken Shore and Carlotta.
Redfern Now is confirmed to return soon and Serangoon Road begins on Sunday.
“At this stage we have not locked off our schedule for the remainder of the year,” an ABC spokesperson said.
Meanwhile Seven never committed to Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS to 2013 so it gets a pass. The miniseries will air in 2014.