EXCLUSIVE: Nine has chosen to delay screening Season 5 of House Husbands until 2017.
The series, currently filming its final weeks, was announced as part of Nine’s 2016 line-up last November.
But a network spokesperson could not confirm it would still air this year.
Also off the calendar this year is Bond, featuring Ben Mingay as the high-flying businessman who led a roller-coaster life.
It too was due in 2016. Both will now join Doctor Doctor in 2017.
It’s unclear whether delivery dates have been pushed back or, the network has conceded it will not win the Demos this year and has decided to bolster its 2017 offering.
So far this year Nine has only screened local drama Love Child, including ridiculously cramming in final episodes in before the Olympics, plus sitcom Here Come the Habibs!
But new thriller drama Hyde & Seek is due to launch soon, featuring Matt Nable, Deborra-Lee Furness and Mandy McElhinney.
It’s also unclear how the delays will impact Nine’s drama quota points for this year, but other titles including NZ series on multichannels plus movies add to an overall total.
Nine isn’t alone in promised titles that will fail to eventuate this year. Dancing with the Stars, Sunday Night Take-Away and The Day The Cash Came are all out at Seven this year while TEN still has not screened Baby Circle, due in 2015.