It may have struggled in Australia but in the US Holey Moley remains a very big deal where ABC has renewed it the show for not one -but two- more seasons.
Produced by Australia’s Eureka Productions, with Unanimous Media, the mini golf contest has performed well as summer fare (it airs for an hour a week), increasing ratings.
“It certainly has had a lot of chatter, its ratings are up [last] year,” ABC exec Rob Mills said. “Holey Moley has been one of our breakouts.”
ABC also increased the run for the second season from 10 to 13 episodes. Seven produced 11 episodes + 2 specials.
In the US version Rob Riggle is joined by Joe Tessitore, correspondent Jeannie Mai and resident golf pro Stephen Curry.
Creator Chris Culvenor is executive producer alongside Paul Franklin, Wes Dening, Charles Wachter, Michael O’Sullivan, Kate Shelbourn, Jeron Smith, Erick Peyton and Stephen Curry.
The show also received 4 nominations at the American Realty Television Awards last week. Eureka received a total 10 nominations, the most of any production company in the world, outside of Universal Studio.
Seven’s Celebrity / Junior editions screen next Sunday and Monday, respectively.