Time up for Holey Moley course

Three year contract for Brissy-based mini golf site is set to expire, with no word on the show's outlook.

A three year cotract between Eureka Productions and Redland City Council for the site used for 2021’s Holey Moley is set to expire.

Courier Mail reports the contract at a custom-built course on South St, next to the council depot and pound, will expire on Saturday.

Holey Moley debuted to 1.1m consolidated viewers, but fell to half that number by series final. So far there is no word on future productions, but the show could feasibly relocate should it be greenlit for more.

Seven has previously indicated interest in more from the series if the site could be shared with international productions, but the pandemic and travel restrictions has been a big setback to that happening so far.

Angus Ross, Head of Network Programming, previously told TV Tonight, “It comes down to other countries coming into Australia to shoot, to make it affordable for us to be able to revisit it.

“So I’m not ruling it out. I’d love to get a bunch of new holes and do a bunch of episodes — probably not as many as before.”

The show has also been a mega-success for ABC network in the USA but a fifth season, with Joe Tessitore, Rob Riggle, Jeannie Mai and Stephen Curry, is yet to be greenlit.

There were also noise restrictions at the Queensland site, which had to bus in audience members for shoots which ran until the early hours of the morning.

Redland City Council refused to comment.

Eureka Productions has been contacted for comment.

4 Responses

  1. A shame this didn’t work out better. I was surprised at how much I liked the show, but it needed more ‘holes’ to keep up the interest. And Rob Riggle was worth the price of admission alone. And to be honest, I’ve only just remembered this is where I first saw Sunrise’s new anchor. Shirvo’s stuntedly awkward ‘straight man’ against Riggle provided plenty of guffaws in itself.

  2. Notwithstanding possible environmental and noise concerns, I really thought this show would succeed. From memory, seven showed it 3 or 4 times a week which was too much but I guess they needed to justify the production costs. I understand the US version is 1 show a week. Clearly the economics are different in the US. I initially watched but it did get tedious night after night as it was almost the identical course each night.

  3. I hope they cancel it. They cut down precious koala trees that ran through a corridor of land there that they use for the show. The noise is atrocious at night and early morning. The traffic is chaotic with vans and cars parked all over the place.

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