TV Tonight hears chatter about revisiting Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation -but put aside any talk of Shaun Micallef returning to the hosting role.
ITV Studios Australia owns the format rights to the show that aired on TEN from 2009 – 2012.
Micallef, who has just wrapped arguably his best-run of Mad as Hell on ABC (also for ITV), understandably prefers to work on his own projects and is readying for production on his new comedy The Ex-PM. Former panelist Charlie Pickering is also tied up with his new series, The Weekly.
Any revival of the format would thus entail a significant revamp.
That would probably mean a new name such as Next Generation -and (according to some chatter) possibly even a new network, such as Nine.
Anita (Jacoby, Managing Director, ITV Studios Australia) currently attending MIPTV in Cannes told TV Tonight, “Talkin’ ‘bout Your Generation is a timeless home-grown entertainment format.
“Naturally we’d love to see it back on-air.”