TV Tonight hears whispers Rove McManus is heading back to TEN for a new panel show.
The unnamed show is being described as “Spicks and Specks but with Movies” instead of Music.
A former Spicks producer is understood to be producing for Blink TV (Eurovision Song Contest) in Sydney.
Gold Logie winning McManus hosted his variety show on TEN from 2000 – 2009, and Roving Productions continues to produce The Project.
McManus recently hosted Whovians for ABC2.
TEN has been contacted for comment.
Update: Show Me the Movie is confirmed, with Rove McManus hosting, with Joel Creasey & Jane Harber as team captains.
Rove said: “I’m excited to start work on this new show and very happy to be back at TEN, especially since it will give me a good opportunity to hang out with my old friends Pete, Carrie and Hughesy at the network cafeteria.”
TEN Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are so pleased to have Rove back on TEN. Show Me The Movie! is a brilliant mix of movies, comedy and trivia – and Rove, Jane and Joel are the perfect people to lead this engaging and funny new show.
“There’s one thing Australians love more than watching movies and that is talking about movies.
“We’re experts at sprouting obscure movie facts, spoiling the endings and mangling famous movie quotes. Show Me The Movie! is a show that celebrates Australia’s love of cinema,” she said.
A co-production between Ronde Media and Blink TV, Show Me The Movie! has been created by Ben Davies (Bondi Rescue, Here Come The Habibs) and Spicks and Specks creator Paul Clarke (Blood and Thunder, Eurovision). Network TEN’s Executive Producer for Show Me The Movie! is Paul Leadon.
Davies said: “Spicks and Specks is the most successful comedy panel show in Australian history, so there’s no better person than Paul to be making Show Me The Movie! with.”
Clarke said: “Since Spicks and Specks, we’ve always thought that Australia needs a comedy panel show about movies. It just makes sense. Expect a lot of movie mash-ups, surprise guests and a great, irreverent show. Talking about movies is something everyone does, whether you’re teenagers in the suburbs or Rebel Wilson and her A-List besties in Hollywood.”