Posted 13 June 2009 - 08:51 AM
<i>The 7pm Project </i>promises to â€œdissect the dayâ€™s newsâ€ in front of a live studio audience and will premiere on July 20.
The network has signed <b>MTV Australia</b>â€™s best-known VJ,<b> Ruby Rose</b>, for the program â€“ she will be joined by <b>Dave Hughes</b>, <b>Carrie Bickmore</b>, <i>Talkinâ€™ â€˜Bout My Generation</i> panelist <b>Charlie Pickering</b> and former<i> Australian Idol</i> presenter <b>James Mathison</b>.
The half-hour Monday to Friday program will be produced by <b>Rove McManusâ€™</b> <i>Roving Enterprises.</i>
Ten general manager David Mott said the show marked a new direction for the network.
Itâ€™s no secret getting the 7pm timeslot right is a focus for us,â€ Mott told the <i>Daily Telegraph</i>. â€œAs a network the timeslot is critical for us and what we needed was a show that can sit there five days a week for the whole year, like a soap.â€<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->
I have a sneaky feeling this will work - the presenting mix is good, the concept is popular and the timeslot is being kept warm by Masterchef - it's not like it's going in after Friends repeats.
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:20 AM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:30 AM
"Bringing music and entertainment news back and chatting to a new team was an opportunity I couldn't pass up"
So I'm assuming all five will be on the panel together
Edited by kubz, 13 June 2009 - 09:30 AM.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:43 AM
Ruby Rose: never understood all the hype about her...I've never seen her on MTV once (and I do have MTV)
Hughesy: he'll probably be one of the two decent presenters IMO
Carrie: Is she just going to copy her Rove routine here?
Charlie Pickering: he'll be the other decent presenter
Mathison: I doubt he'll have a major contribution to this show, the only thing he'll probably do is talk about anything Idol-related
But I could be 1000% wrong here. I'll still tune in on the first night just to see if the format works.
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Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:45 AM
The name is pretty tacky and unimagined. However, like 9am with David and Kim or the 7:30 Project, noone will forget when it is on but if the show is moved to another time slot such as 6:30 or even 7:30 or 8:00 (as there are rumours that The Biggest Loser will run at 7:30 at the start of next year after this, if successful but if it runs at 7:00 and this after it every weeknight, there may be problems.)
The choice of hosts is interesting. Charlie Pickering has been introduced and warmed to a new audience through Talkin' 'bout your Generation, their is a lot of buzz around Ruby Rose (people I know have been saying 'Oh, she is so cool', 'Oh, she is a lesbian ... has tattoos' without actually seeing her on anything but an interview on Rove). She shits on the Commercial Breakdown tool and the Lyndsay whatsher face for World Finniest Homes Videos withSHane Crwaford, the Logies' Red Carpet (she was dreadful) and What's Good for You. On the subject of Rove , thank Christ he is not on the show, nor Hamish or Andy - we see enough of them ... seriously. Dave Hughes will be great and James will have original comedians and radio presenters joking about his eyes. Carrie is be, will be, will be one of the hosts. I am not sure about her. Can we keep an television audience entertained and still watching for an entire 30 minutes. On that subject, does anyone think they can stretch it out for an hour on Mondays like Masterchef and 90 mniutes like Masterchef will be this Wednesday? Five different hosts will be both good and bad. The show will be fresh every night. But what is ratings are inconsistent on the nights when Bickmore, the one that is weakest and Mathison, the one that is the most annoying are hosting? To combat that, maybe the order of the hosts should be mixed around like:
Monday: Rose and Pickering (the strongest of those that were not on Rove the night before) (60 minutes).
Tuesday: Mathison (Pickering could be on on Talkin' afterwards).
Wednesday: Bickmore and Hughes (they have a connection as they are NOVA 100's morning program. (60 minutes).
Friday: Rose and Mathinson (could be a music-based special).
The question of where should also be asked. I see a mixed of Melbournians and Sydneysiders but beleive that the show will be presented in Melbourne. It might be too hard to rent out a place such as ABC's Elsternwick stidios, where Talkni' and Rove are filmed. I think it will be filemd at Studio One at the Como Centre - home of 9am, Before the Game and former home to The Panel.
I have a sneaking suspicion this will be a success just do not litter any potential panels with half-arsed radio personalities - Jo Stanley, Matt Tilley, Kyle, Jackie O I am lookng at you.
By the way, can you tell I have been during Exams?
Edited by in other news ..., 13 June 2009 - 09:49 AM.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:50 AM
I do not think all of them should be the show together and I do not really think one of them should host but possibly two or three of them a night to keep the show fresh.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:24 AM
Edited by turdall, 13 June 2009 - 10:26 AM.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:40 AM
If Idol does well enough again this season, it would leave TEN with 4 reality series, already a somewhat high-number. Is there really any more room for additional series?
Who is going to be hit harder by The 7pm Project - the already youth-starved H&A or the demo-favourite Men?
Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:01 AM
I cannot tolerate Dave Hughes so I defeinately wont be tuning in....good to see James Mathieson involved...imo Idol lost the wrong host...
i think this might work, people are going to tire of 2.5 men repeats before long and H&A is in a hole that its having a bit of trouble getting out of.
Edited by craigiej, 13 June 2009 - 11:02 AM.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:27 AM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:39 AM
TEN says “The 7PM Project is a place where people who are genuinely interested in the world around them come together to talk, offering genuine conversation in a space previously crowded by scandal and spin. While it’s not afraid to be serious, The 7PM Project can guarantee that there will be no miracle diets, no stories that ‘no parent can afford to miss’, and virtually no dodgy plumbers. The 7PM Project is the news un-spun. It is not a satirical newscast in the style of Jon Stewart’s Daily Show, but a TV show joining in the conversations going on in living rooms around the country.”
Source: TV Tonight
Edited by kubz, 13 June 2009 - 11:41 AM.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 12:18 PM
Ten have a good launch track record this year so I would give it time.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 12:54 PM
If this show works, TEN are going to have a great 2010 - biggest loser and masterchef starting at 7:30 each night is going to totally change primetime dynamic.
Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:01 PM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:01 PM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:09 PM
Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:11 PM
oh, come now, its being produced by roving enterprises for TEN for heaven sake, it was never going to be terribly intelligent or high brow!
Posted 13 June 2009 - 01:17 PM
At least from what we have heard so far it won't be anywhere near the trash that is Today Tonight and A Current Affair. I think if it holds 900 thou. to 1.1m we will see it back next year.
Edited by kubz, 13 June 2009 - 01:18 PM.