Here’s one that does the rounds with regularity….
A report today speculates that TEN is mulling an Australian Idol revival.
The rumour comes via Triple M Grill Team’s entertainment reporter, ‘Supergrass.’
“I’ve got it on good authority that Channel TEN are giving serious consideration to a return of Australian Idol in 2018,” he said.
“The big name that they’re keen to re-sign as a judge is Kyle Sandilands, although Kyle is reluctant because as Channel 10 sacked him last time.”
Meanwhile Sandilands, who is currently aligned with 9GO!’s Meet the Hockers, indeed has nil interest.
“I couldn’t be bothered in all honesty, it was so boring doing it,” he said today.
A revival has been rumoured several times before, and this latest one follows American Idol‘s reboot after just a year off air.
With Biggest Loser off TEN’s calendar and the mammoth cost of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, TEN will surely be in need of another franchise for 2018.
In 2013 programmer Beverley McGarvey told TV Tonight, “I think it’s fairly obvious from our crowded schedule that we do miss our Idol days. It was the grandfather of those shows that are doing everywhere right now.
“Idol was such a brand defining show with the Sydney Opera House finales, they were fantastic TV. It was sort of the beginning of Event Television for us.”
Source: News Corp