After a punishing first quarter there are rumours of change coming to My Kitchen Rules.
The Australian is speculating it will not air head to head against Married at First Sight next year, possibly moved to as late as the second half of 2020.
“Production of the original version of the show — which takes six months — has been shifted back to November this year,” it reports.
Just what takes its place at the top of the year remains to be seen, with House Rules the only other franchise to come close in terms of episode output.
However we still have another version of MKR to come this year, nicknamed MKR 2.0.
Colin Fassnidge is expected to be fronting this one, with Seven having recently conducted auditions for “teams of two who will represent restaurants from all cuisines and backgrounds across Australia.” It also invited restaurants to put themselves forward for consideration, with customers encouraged to nominate their favourite local restaurant.
To shoot for 10 weeks from July, it is tipped to have cocktail parties and character-based tensions while there is speculation contestants could even be made to live together in a mansion. That sounds familiar, but is certainly not confirmed…
Seven certainly has some work to do if it wants to keep the show alive. Recent comments even in mainstream media keep bringing up two points: 1) “not a cooking show” and 2) “Pete Evans.” Last week Seven’s reality guru Rikkie Proost, who has overseen 10 seasons, announced he is departing at the end of April.
Last night the show was the top entertainment drawcard at 826,000 viewers, with team Ibby & Romel progressing to the semi finals.