EXCLUSIVE: Julia Zemiro would love to see a proper farewell for RocKwiz if the show is not returning.
RocKwiz last screened on SBS in 2016 and producers say SBS has no plans to return the show after 14 seasons. Discussions have been held over the past 2 years to no avail.
“I think SBS wants to try new things, but we are still talking,” Zemiro tells TV Tonight.
“I think we would like one big farewell. If they really are done we would like to do a proper goodbye. But it’s like they don’t really want to shut the door.”
Co-producer and co-star Brian Nankervis confirmed, “They are not recommissioning with the current budget.”
But RocKwiz has plans to live on beyond the small screen.
“We have The RocKwiz Revue 2018, a 13 show tour in November and December in all the major capitals and some regional areas, which looks back at the year,” he said.
“It is frustrating because the audiences just adore it. We did 31 shows last year and most of them were sold out. So who knows? We’re open to ideas!
“Maybe SBS will find some money in the next budget.”
Julia Zemiro is currently hosting All Together Now for Seven.
SBS did not respond to enquiries.