Add The Secret Daughter to a growing list of 2017 local dramas that will not be back in 2018.
The Sunday Herald Sun says Seven has confirmed it is “being rested ” (probably like City Homicide was, never officially “axed.”)
It follows confirmation this week that Love Child has ended. Still to be confirmed are House Husbands, The Wrong Girl and Sisters, all three of which are not expected to resurface and doubts over Offspring. ABC has not included Newton’s Law nor Pulse in its 2018 drama announcements.
Secret Daughter which enjoyed solid ratings in 2016 was in many ways of victim of the success of The Good Doctor. Seven’s stellar ratings for the latter meant the show’s planned return to Tuesdays had to be bumped to Wednesdays against Gruen. Squeezed into the last few weeks of the year to coincide with a #2 charting album, it was also lumbered with double episodes.
Jessica Mauboy still has positives ahead, to compete at Eurovision next May for SBS.