With the series finale of Offspring last night questions are already being asked about whether Season 6 was a one off renewal or not.
The show finished with good numbers at 810,000 viewers lifting considerably from 594,000 a week earlier and will go higher with Consolidate numbers. It also ended well in the Demos. Overall the season attracted some comment about its creative direction but there is clearly still ownership of the Proudman clan.
According to a News Corp article, TEN is in discussions for more.
“Obviously we’ve talked and the possibility is always there for another series, otherwise you don’t make a show, I don’t think,” Asher Keddie said.
But she hinted at the logistic problem with pinning down all the key cast for a return.
“It’s always nice to leave the door open but you just never know where everybody is going to be at,” she said.
TV Tonight understands some planning has been underway on future storylines, which is all par for the course pending a network decision.
Meanwhile TEN is also upbeat about Australian Survivor despite some outings being fourth in its slot. The Demos have been strong and the social media chat (aside from criticism about the show’s length) has been universally strong.
TEN’s Head of Entertainment and Factual Programs Stephen Tate says people are watching, but on multiple platforms.
“It’s actually tracking well ahead of the first season of The Bachelor and also the first season of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here Australia” he told News Corp.
“And look what a powerhouse The Bachelor is now. The thing is that at TEN we know that we need to stick with brands and support them.”
Which is probably what Offspring fans want to hear.