Reports The Bachelor and Bachelorette Australia could be facing the chop
They don't make too much sense tbh...
In news that'll perplex anyone with half an idea of how television works, The Daily Tele reckon Bachie will soon get the chop for being "too similar".
But let's backtrack shall we?
Channel Ten went into voluntary administration in June 2017 - but was saved by US network CBS.
A TV insider told News Corp that CBS planned to “observe Ten for a year before intervening” - and supposedly that time of "intervening" has arrived.
The network decided not to follow through with plans to air the Channel Nine-owned Big Brother and The Big Bang Theory while Ten was under review.
And while Sophie Monk’s series of The Bachelorette attracted record ratings - the franchise is allegedly under threat as The Bachelor and The Bachelorette series were deemed “too similar” to continue airing. The source says one of the two shows, or both, are likely to be axed.
Other shows under review due to “poor ratings” are Survivor, I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here, and Pointless, with no mention of the embattled Studio 10 and The Project.
Shows that have been marked as ‘safe’ include MasterChef and Gogglebox.
CBS plan to replace Ten’s axed shows with Dancing With The Stars, and Australian versions of UK variety show Sunday Night Takeaway and Emergency.
UPDATE: Since time of posting, Network Ten have provided the following statement dismissing the claims. Which - eyeroll please - noooo one saw coming at alllll:
Network Ten Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said:
“The claims made in The Sunday Telegraph today are ill-informed, misleading and completely wrong. We were not asked to comment on these claims before they were published. If we had been, we would have furnished the reporter with the truth.
“To claim Australian Survivor, The Bachelor Australia, The Bachelorette Australia, I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! and Pointless are under review is total nonsense."
“Overall, Ten is performing well and we are looking forward to launching the new seasons of all the shows that are allegedly ‘under review’. To suggest otherwise is just plain wrong.”
Images: Channel Ten