Take this one with a pinch of salt, but News Corp is speculating the Big Brother may be back on Nine due to underwhelming numbers for Celebrity Apprentice.
“Celebrity Apprentice hasn’t worked — it’s flat as a tack,” an unnamed source advises.
“Now Nine is thinking about reviving Big Brother for its fourth quarter schedule in 2016.”
That’s after just two episodes of the FremantleMedia show. But it’s true the show has not taken off.
Nine is understood to be disappointed with the quality of the challenges, but happier with boardroom scenes with Mark Bouris. They should be -given Bouris’s Yellowbrick Road has bankrolled a huge proportion of the show -it’s practically branded entertainment.
Recent reports that Dreamworld had shut down the house proved to be untrue. As TV Tonight reported, it was merely warehousing some of the equipment.
The house remains ready for the next time the show goes back before the cameras, while the appeal of the show lies in the amount of hours it can generate across a schedule.
Producer Alex Mavroidakis is also now hitched to I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! with ITV Studios Australia.