It’s been an ambitious, big-budget attempt to revive a weekly sketch show, but Open Slather is about to end its season.
As some viewers have noticed, current episodes have been trimmed from 60 minutes to 30 minutes.
A Foxtel spokesperson recently confirmed to TV Tonight, “We’re finishing this season of Open Slather with five new half hour specials 7.30pm Sundays on The Comedy Channel.”
But there is also talk of more from the show in 2016, albeit in a different form. News Corp hints that Ben Gerrard may feature in a spin off project. Gerrard is one of several young actors the show has helped discover.
That will help ease the pain of the ratings drop by the show, which launched strongly but went into a steady decline. Harsh reviews also show just how tough it can be for comedy to hit its target.
The final episode airs on Comedy at 7:30pm Sunday November 8.