There are reports today that indicate ‘dramality series’ The Shire has been pushed back in TEN’s schedule.
The Daily Telegraph reports TEN and Shine was reassessing the program. It reports TEN has been under-whelmed with early footage shot so far and have sent producers back to the drawing board in a bid to spice up the content.
Sutherland Mayor Carol Provan, whose meeting with TEN CEO James Warburton ended at odds, said, “Channel 10 haven’t been very forthcoming with us at all but I have heard from other sources that filming hasn’t really been working out.”
The series has attracted considerable media attention, most of it negative, since a sales reel was leaked online. Some cast also had to be replaced.
TEN says shooting will continue and that the series would be unveiled “to the Australian public when the time is right.”
TV Tonight understands the series has been doing some re-casting following feedback from TEN management, but is still proceeding.
UPDATE: A Spokesperson from TEN said today, “ As recently stated and contrary to recent reports, filming on The Shire is going well and production continues. We have discovered some very interesting characters and we’re looking forward to introducing them to the Australian public when the time is right. Stay tuned, audiences will meet the cast later in the year. ”