Tonight’s episode of Rove will be the last regular appaearance for Dave Hughes and Carrie Bickmore, now set to focus on The 7PM Project.
With Rove taking a four week break, TEN will fill the spot with an advance screening of Glee next week, followed the week after by a movie: Night at the Museum.
The new weeknight show will comprise much of the schedules for Hughes and Bickmore, who will join Charlie Pickering, James Mathison and Ruby Rose. TEN already has some clever promos running which give a glimpse of how the new show will look.
Both shows are produced by Roving Enterprises, along with Hughesy’s other TV regular, Before the Game. Hughes said he is sad to be leaving Rove but expects to be back in the future.
“I will now have a clear day just to be a family man, which is great,” the new dad told the Sunday Telegraph.
Agents are already being approached in the hunt for a replacement for Bickmore. In a show dominated by male personalities it really needs to retain a female presence (although we did love Bert reading the news last year).
(Corrected: Apologies to Petespace. Doh!)