If there is a slot TEN wants to fill with a hit show, it’s 6:30 Sundays, where it has tried The Great Australian Spelling Bee, All Star Family Feud and Bondi Rescue.
None has fired up the slot on an on-going basis.
Azar Marashian, TEN’s Head of Acquisitions, Development Manager, yesterday told producers attending the Screen Forever conference it was the timeslot she was most keen to address.
“We tend to fall over there and we really need a strong lead-in to our big franchises at 7:30. The genre would be light entertainment and it has to be broad family (appeal), because we need the audience to deliver into those 7:30 franchises,” she said.
“So that would be the main one and I would suggest probably another 7:30 show for the top of the week, but something that’s just going to be once a week. Again, in the Light Entertainment space. I don’t know what that is. It won’t be cooking, it won’t be dancing, it won’t be singing, it won’t be renovation, or relationships. That much I can tell you!
“Don’t know exactly what it is but I think we’ll know it when we see it. But it should be something for the family to watch.”