Major Network 10 shows rumoured to be axed

Some of Network 10’s most popular programs are rumoured to be facing the axe.

UPDATE: Network 10 confirms The Bachelor and The Masked Singer won’t return in 2024

According to TV Tonight, Warner Bros. TV is looking at other network interest in The Masked Singer Australia.

Soon after that report, as noted by, The Masked Singer Australia panelist Dave Hughes hinted that the show will not return in 2024 during 2Day FM’s Hughesy, Ed and Erin breakfast show on Tuesday morning.

“We’ve been waiting on a production schedule. That production schedule has not come through, so as far as I know, The Masked Singer won’t be filmed this year for Channel 10,” Hughes said,

“We’ve had such a great time over those years, it’s been such a fun show to be on, so many great singers have been on.

“We’ve had great panels. We started with Jackie O, Dannii Minogue, [Lindsay] Lohan, then Urzila Carlson came in, we’ve got Abbie Chatfield, Chrissy Swan, Mel B. All stars in their own right.

“It’s a tough one for the production team.”

Shortly after, The Masked Singer host, Osher Günsberg, joined the show and addressed speculation that another Network 10 show that he fronts, The Bachelor, will not return this year either.

“I tell you what, I haven’t cancelled our trip to Fiji, which is in the middle of the shooting window we normally have [for The Bachelor],” he said.

The Masked Singer’s fifth season was by no means a ratings failure, with the finale reveal episode drawing a healthy 594,000 overnight viewers last November, with those numbers expanding to 965,000 once BVOD catch-up viewers were added.

In a statement issued over the weekend, a Network 10 spokesperson said: “We are currently confirming our program schedule for the second half of the year, with announcements being made soon.”

Mumbrella has contacted the network for further comment.


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