Bumped: Saturday Disney

By David Knox on February 8, 2010 / Filed Under Programming 24

As expected, Seven is moving Saturday Disney to make room for Weekend Sunrise.

Beginning this Saturday it will now air at 9am -11am.

The shift replaces a Disney movie: Kronk’s New Groove and knocks The Emporer’s New School out of schedule.

Weekend Sunrise is yet to confirm Andrew O’Keefe and Samantha Armytage as hosts for the new Saturday edition.

And yes, that makes Seven the second amendment of the 2010 ratings year.

24 Comments »

  1. diana March 13, 2010 at 9:28 am -

    i am not a child, but i Love saturday disney. it is a fun interlude at the end of a week. it is no wonder i think my life is going at high speed, the natural ‘brake’ at the start of the weekend has gone!

  2. bobby santa February 13, 2010 at 7:40 am -

    I know! Me and my brother wake up at 6 thirty to get ready to watch it! Network 7 just wants money. Terrible move, Seven!

    Excuse me, Centophobia but Saturday Disney itself is live but not the shows or segments on it. The things like reading emails and make craft is live.

  3. franz chong February 11, 2010 at 3:52 pm -

    Off the topic whose idea was it for Channel 7 to drop the Childrens Television Programming in the Mornings on weekdays and weekends for a dull as a church sermon breakfast programme.

  4. Brenton February 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm -

    Its The Morning Show that has infomericals not Sunrise, however having said that Sunrise have commerical agreements with a number of companies and advertise their products throughout the program i.e Jetstar promos and Sunrise weather is proudly brought to you by such as such.

  5. disappointed February 10, 2010 at 11:49 am -

    More Sunrise? Fair enough on weekdays, but let the kids get up early on the weekends and let the adults sleep in! Silly move Seven. Do they not sell enough ab circle pros and sham wows and tell us about Brangelina enough during the week?

    Saturday Disney’s been a great kid’s show for a long time and should stay where it is. Is this bump a plan to just axe it outright later in the year (due to lack of ‘ratings’)?

  6. Mydoona February 9, 2010 at 8:50 pm -

    oh come on! Saturday mornings is for Kids….we have to sit thru six days of Sunrise already…give us a rest day please.

  7. Dylan February 9, 2010 at 7:19 am -

    @ Bella – The Shamwow advertising is on The Morning Show.

  8. Bella February 9, 2010 at 2:08 am -

    Great more Shamwow advertising for my Saturday morning.

  9. Kuttsywood February 8, 2010 at 11:52 pm -

    I just hope Seven has the brains to promote the change (not just in kiddies primetime, but in mum and dad’s primetime too) otherwise it could harm Saturday Disney’s chances of a full live-action lineup working.

    I also wouldn’t mind Seven developing a Saturday Disney Retro product, for 7Two, where a random full episode of Saturday Disney from 7’s vaults airs, in the 7-9 slot on Saturdays, including the cartoons that episode aired. Imagine seeing Bonkers, Darkwing Duck, even Ducktales back on 7Two screens… After all, I’m loving Pinky and The Brain all over again on GO!, why not do the same with the Disney back catalogue of animated series.

  10. edc February 8, 2010 at 10:05 pm -

    just as long as I can look at Shae Brewster and watch kim possible I’m happy.

  11. SD Nut February 8, 2010 at 9:34 pm -

    This is kind of annoying, but could be a good move for Saturday Disney, with late rising kids now being able to watch. Still a bit crappy that it has survived over 20 years on air without a time-slot change (except for a few months last year when it moved to 6:30). When you start messing with things it can become ugly.

    Long running shows deserve a little respect… this is it’s 20th year! And the longest running host to be a part of the show is still there! This October will mark 8 years since Shae Brewster has been on the show, beating out Daniel Widdowson (7 years) and Shelley Craft and Jeniene Mapp (6 years).

    And who needs more news?! Can’t Saturday mornings just be for the kids who has gone to school all week and look forward to Saturday morning cartoons. It Weekend Sunrise doesn’t do all that well at 6:00am, I wonder if they’ll move SD to 6-8am, then have Weekend Sunrise from 8-10am.

  12. Andrew February 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm -

    Kids have already watched all their TV for the morning by then, most kids would be going to sports or out for the day by 9.

  13. Paull February 8, 2010 at 5:41 pm -

    Because everyone hates sleeping in a bit on their weekends and get up extra early to watch sunrise!

  14. Kuttsywood February 8, 2010 at 5:32 pm -

    Garion: It’s the first time it has been bumped later. There was a failed bumped earlier experiment (is there such thing as bumping earlier) last year.

    I reckon David Frankin (who helped spearhead the program in the 1990’s and who commented here when the 1000th ep aired last year), will be mighty upset at this news.

  15. Steve Roderick February 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm -

    They can’t just do that!. Saturday Disney is a landmark on the network seven saturday mornings.

  16. Garion February 8, 2010 at 4:33 pm -

    @Clint – Channel 7 are thinking $$$

  17. Clint February 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm -

    Saturday Disney is not live. It should move to 7Two, but who knows what Seven are thinking.

  18. Centophobia February 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm -

    I agree with The Master – keep it on 7-9am on 7TWO and replay on 7. No it’s not live.

  19. David February 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm -

    Maybe you should post a running tally of amendments on your front page so we can see how many changes the networks do over time.

  20. Brenton February 8, 2010 at 2:19 pm -

    Other than the few months it aired last year from 6:30am to 8:30am, Saturday Disney has always been on 7am-9am.

  21. The Master February 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm -

    Is Saturday Disney Live if not then they could play it on 7TWO in it’s old time slot and then replay it 9am on the main channel

  22. David Knox February 8, 2010 at 1:17 pm -

    Garion: No.

  23. Jimbo February 8, 2010 at 1:04 pm -

    More Sunrise = Yawn

  24. Garion February 8, 2010 at 12:59 pm -

    Is this the first time Saturday Disney has had its time bumped?

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