Only two weeks ago media reported the show’s confirmed return for 2014, strategically reported in the run up to the Grand Final.
But TV Tonight is now hearing otherwise with suggestions Nine had told Simon Cowell’s Syco it would not return.
Nine Head of Programming and Production Andrew Backwell would neither confirm nor deny the show’s future.
“We are still in discussion on the renewal, when the series is concluded we will analyze the shows performance and make a decision,” he told TV Tonight.
The show finished on a high with 1.39m when Uncle Jed won the series but on a weekly basis it was overshadowed by The X Factor -also a Simon Cowell created show.
Nine already has two seasons of The Voice next year with the introduction of The Voice Kids. A third talent show risks being overkill.
AGT was also announced by Seven last year as returning in 2013 but it did an about face and Nine snaffled the show.