There are again whispers of interest in a reboot for Talkin’ ‘Bout Your Generation -potentially on a new network.
One broadcaster is understood to be showing “strong interest.”
But any return would also come without host Shaun Micallef who has both Mad as Hell and The Ex-PM on the way, preferring to work on his own projects.
Last November TV Tonight‘s fictional Upfronts floated the idea of Amanda Keller moving into the host role with team captains Denise Drysdale, Sam Pang & Joel Creasey. Readers even voted it their pick of the bunch in a site poll, said to have encouraged interest in a reboot.
One of the selling points of Your Gen is its broad demographic appeal, inviting viewers to sit down as a family unit in a highly-fragmented landscape. Shows such as Have You Been Paying Attention? are topping TV’s demos.
“Broadcasters are looking for alternatives to their schedule, particularly studio-based comedy,” said a source.
At the height of its 4 season run from 2009 – 2012, Your Gen was nudging 1.5m viewers for TEN.