More speculative stories in the media today…. one again floating the notion of Today Tonight returning to Seven, and another suggesting Karl Stefanovic may move on from Today.
Now all we need is a third that brings both rumours together: Karl to host a revived TT anybody?
The TT rumour follows from former exec producer Craig McPherson returning to Seven this week, after working for Nine. If TT did return to 6:30, Seven could get the jump on A Current Affair, currently doing very good business for Nine at 7pm. Whether it a 6:30pm show would literally signal a resumption of Today Tonight remains to be seen. There have been equal rumours Seven could save costs by culling its Adelaide and Perth editions (still on air), given the costs of having dedicated staff for two smaller markets.
Meanwhile the annual rumour that Karl Stefanovic is looking to move on from Today is back (one day it will be right).
“I would like to do more news based stuff,” he told News Corp. “A late show would be tremendous fun, something more entertainment focused, not like The Verdict.”
But Karlos is also in contract negotiation season.
His brother Peter joined Weekend Today yesterday.
The Verdict is expected to run until the end of November.