Axed: Totally Wild, Scope
10 swings the axe in Kid's TV, ending Totally Wild after 27 seasons and Scope after 5.
10 has axed long running Kid’s TV shows Totally Wild after 27 seasons.
The series featuring much-loved presenter Ranger Stacey Thomson is based at TVQ Brisbane, and highlights Australian wildlife on 10 Peach.
Kid’s science program Scope is also ending after 5 seasons, spanning some 15 years.
10 says it remains committed to children’s content, but in the area of Drama.
A redundancy program will commence for some members of the Children’s production department, based at TVQ, but it isn’t clear how many jobs are impacted.
In a note to staff Chief Content Officer and Executive Vice President, ViacomCBS Australia and New Zealand, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We remain committed to creating and producing local children’s content, and we deeply value this team’s work. But our business strategy has evolved to include the development and production of more children’s drama programs.
“The Children’s department will remain an integral part of the programming department and our broader business and will remain based at TVQ.
“Unfortunately, this means we will say goodbye to some incredibly talented colleagues and friends who have made important contributions to our business.
“I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for the great work, commitment and enthusiasm the department staff have shown to their jobs and our company. It is in no way a reflection of their talent contribution or passion.”
The end of an era. Ranger Stacey has been such a role model, a visual joy and amazing TV Presenter for eons. We’ll miss her terribly. https://t.co/ddquL7KLRw
— Catriona Rowntree (@Catriona_Rtree) February 3, 2021
Sad to hear this news today. Thinking of my former workmates up on the hill.
— Georgina Lewis (@GeorginaMLewis) February 3, 2021