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Ten ‘cancels’ gameshow Pointless

CBS’ Network Ten has reportedly canceled its daily gameshow Pointless.

Pointless, which was commissioned to replace Family Feud in the 6pm slot, has been axed even before the official ratings period of the year has begun.

Ten has cancelled its gameshow Pointless

Media commentator Peter Ford told a Hobart radio station that people involved with the show were told the program is finishing.

According to TV Black Box Ford said:  “Yesterday people involved with the show were told that it’s finishing.

“But you’ll find the show has got the chop and they are looking at options, now one of those options could even be to bring back Family Feud, they’ve got the set there ready to go.” Ford said to MMM Hobart 107.3 hosts.

On its premiere Pointless saw 493,000 metro viewers tune in. Pointless’ debut did however out-rate Family Feud’s final episode which attracted just 213,000 viewers.

The gameshow is hosted by Dr Andrew Rochford and Mark Humphries.

Rochford is a medical doctor who also presented Channel Ten’s The Biggest Loser while Humphries previously worked on SBS Viceland’s show, The Feed.

The show, based on a popular UK format, was produced by Endemol Shine. Ten decline to comment.

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