It just won’t be the same Christmas this year.
The Working Dog team won’t be wrapping our Christmas night this year. The news follows an announcement yesterday that Thank God You’re Here is shifting to Channel Seven next year.
Until yesterday there was still some possibility that The Panel xmas wrap might be possible for 2009. A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight yesterday that the Working Dog team were having a break from their workload (on the ABC’s Hollowmen) and were looking at reinventing it for 2009.
“The Working Dog guys came back and said they’d had a really busy second half of the year,” said the spokesperson. “They felt they didn’t have the time to do it really well and do it justice. So they’re giving it a rest for this year. Not to say that they won’t come back next year.”
That was before Seven came through with their announcement later in the day.
Whether everybody still feels like revisiting the idea remains to be seen.
What is clear is that there is definitely no xmas wrap by The Panel for 2008…