It’s the show that is never far away from the rumour mill: Big Brother.
TV journo Colin Vickery set the cat amongst the reality pigeons yesterday with this tweet….
New Seven CEO James Warburton is reportedly keen to lower the average age of Seven viewers and Big Brother would be a big roll of the dice towards that.
The Endemol Shine series last screened in Australia in 2014 on Nine, who had 3 seasons of the show. Andrew Backwell who was Programming boss at Nine during its run is now Director of Production at Seven Studios. Frankly I’d be surprised if Nine still had a show option given the time that has passed, but I guess it’s possible.
10 is understood to have considered the show for last summer but decided it was too expensive.
With the demolition of the house and amphitheatre at Dreamworld the show would come with massive set-up and running costs, but it also provides a great deal of screen time.
Big Brother is always a show that triggers chatter and die-hard fans. A Seven production in 2020?