Will Amazing Race Australia, Five Bedrooms still air in 2020?
An update, of sorts, on two 10 shows we're looking forward to.
COVID’s curveball continues to keep networks on their toes as they deal with an ever-evolving crisis and finding a new normal.
Nobody can blame them for having to be nimble with their schedules, reeling from the great production shutdown of 2020.
But we haven’t heard much about a couple of key 10 titles which were last flagged to screen this year.
The Amazing Race Australia had to rethink its original ambitions to travel around the world, but later set its sights on domestic destinations. That was before border closures and state quarantine impacted. The Eureka series faces big hurdles to get its episodes in the can, but regional Australia where the virus is much lower may be the key.
Host Beau Ryan has told the Daily Mail Victoria and Western Australia may be hard to include in the next season.
“We’ll probably be on the road eight-to-nine weeks, which is a lot. Longest I’ve ever done,” he said.
10 is expected to confirm its plans at its coming Upfronts, but TV Tonight hears whispers the show could land early in Q1, especially given Australian Survivor is yet to regroup. This might explain a bigger output from the show…
Meanwhile the good news on Five Bedrooms is filming was completed several weeks ago in Melbourne after it was halted during the pandemic. 10 had also flagged this for 2020, but with no quotas required it too may land in 2021.