Seems media are finally getting wind of Seven’s plans for a local version of The Chase.
TV Tonight first revealed the show was happening in early May -and that was after Seven had danced around the idea a year ago.
Today News Corp suggests the show is being produced at “HSV Bouthbank Studios in Melbourne” -the Coventry Street studios are actually owned by NEP (it acquired Global Television in 2013).
The report suggests the ITV produced show could move into the 5pm slot as a one hour programme, which would replicate the UK version, and give it a chance to draw viewers before Hot Seat at 5:30 (or even 5:25 most nights!). You can bet Seven will code-split the show across two half hours if that occurs.
One reader also tips that the show will have three Aussie brains trusts and one from the UK show.
Whether the show is launching later this year or early next year is unclear …as is the host.