Seven today has confirmed the end of the road for Plate of Origin, but is resting two other formats.
“I don’t think there is a future for Plate of Origin. The numbers would suggest that. You don’t need to be a genius to work that out,” Director of Programming Angus Ross told TV Tonight.
“Both My Kitchen Rules and House Rules are formats that have served us well, and are proven also around the world. But to James’ (Warburton) point last year, they both got stale and tired. They require a rest. We can look to return them at any point that we that we see fit.
“They require a new approach if we were to bring them back.”
Director of Production Andrew Backwell noted MKR was a hit that had unnerved rival networks across successive years.
“MKR will come back. We’ll take it back to basics, we’ll do a shorter run, we’ll feature the elements that we know work in that show. I think over the years we expanded it to 50 episode runs. It needs to go back to basics then we can extend it again later,” he said.