Upfronts time invariably raises questions about the shows that don’t make it onto the list of announcements.
That usually means decisions have not been finalised. TEN’s TBL Families for instance will not finish until December, so the network is yet to take stock of its season performance.
Similarly some shows on ABC have only just concluded, including Gruen and The Ex-PM.
Gruen is tipped to return in 2016 given the season did so well and it is an election year.
A decision is yet to be made on The Ex-PM but CJZ are understood to be already looking at Season 2 plans.
Utopia is understood to be returning in 2017. Working Dog already has a busy year ahead with more Have You Been Paying Attention? and Foxtel animated comedy Pacific Heat.
The future for Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries is under review with star Essie Davis based in the UK with family. With so many drama renewals, it may again luck out under ABC’s stretched funding.
TV Tonight understands Dirty Laundry Live is unlikely to be renewed, but Lawrence Mooney has one of the 6 sitcoms in the Comedy Showroom pilot experiment.