There’s been a bit of chatter of late about potential late-night shows under consideration by networks, variously hosted by Andrew O’Keefe, Charlie Pickering, Larry Emdur, Karl Stefanovic (some celebs apparently can work from morning til night?).
Andrew O’Keefe of course has dabbled in the area before, having hosted and produced This is Your Laugh on 7HD in 2008, which he admits was “pretty experimental”
“We spruiked it as an impro-interview show or something like that,” he told TV Tonight.
“It was fun, but it’s the last time I hope I ever make a show for $15,000 an episode. But we did it.
“I didn’t take a fee for that one!”
With Deal or No Deal no longer in production, O’Keefe’s sole television job is Weekend Sunrise, which at 6 hours of live TV a week is no small task.
But as he explains, he is indeed exploring new opportunities.
“Now that I’ve got some time on my hands, it’s great to get out and about and chat about what the future may hold to people who know a hell of a lot more about this business than I do,” he said.
“So at the moment zilch… but something will stick eventually.”
So are the rumours about a late-night show true? O’Keefe is coy, given the ultimate decision isn’t in his hands.
“You know how telly works. It’s a 1 in 100 hit rate on new ideas. You don’t know if it’s going to be #10, #49 or #100,” he presses.
“Currently I’m up to about #8 so I probably have a long way to go.”