Absent in 2014
The Following, Judith Lucy, Married at First Sight -what else were we supposed to get this year?
There are various reasons why shows never appear: production delays, dud US ratings, on-sold to Pay TV -even tragedy understandably shelved plans for Australia’s Next Top Model.
Several shows have been held over from 2014 to 2015 including Gina (now Gina v Rose: House of Hancock) and Married at First Sight. SBS has also gone quiet on Once Upon a Time in Carlton, absent from its 2015 highlights.
But even ABC has also held over several titles from 2014 to 2015 too while 8MMM, coming next year, was originally due in 2013.
Concerningly, two cancelled drama projects Mayday Mayday: The Story of Flight QF32 and Batavia were both to be produced by Screentime.
As best as I can determine, these were the shows that didn’t make it to screen:
Judith Lucy is All Woman (airing in 2015)
Afghanistan: The Australian War (airing in 2015)
Life on the Reef (airing in 2015)
Keys To The Museum With David Attenborough
Maximum Choppage (airing in 2015)
Australia: The Story of Us (airing in 2015)
Gina (airing in 2015 as Gina v Rose)
Married at First Sight (airing in 2015)
The Tomorrow People (aired on Foxtel)
P!nk Live in Concert (airing New Year’s Eve)
Cancelled: Mayday Mayday: The Story of Flight QF32
Reign (aired on Foxtel)
Beauty and the Beast (aired on Foxtel)
Once Upon a Time in Carlton
The Great Australian Race Riot (airing in 2015)
Gourmet Farmer Afloat (airing in 2015)
Australia’s Next Top Model (returning in 2015)
Jimmy Barnes specials
Tony Robinson’s Tour of Duty
The Men Who Would Not Be Silent
Charlie’s Chelsea Flower Show
Kirstie Allsopp’s Home Style
Untitled Working Dog project (in development as Pacific Heat).
and a special mention to Foxtel IQ3 and the Foxtel “Triple Play” of subscription TV, broadband and phone -both promised for 2014. No date has been confirmed for either in 2015.
This post updates.