TEN is remaining tight-lipped about its Programming plans for upcoming date show Come Date with Me, amid speculation about whether it will air in 2012.
The local version of the UK format (pictured) sees “a group of six singles, one girl and five guys (or visa versa) entertain each other at their various houses over a week”.
The Granada Media Australia-produced series was announced in April along with I Will Survive, Everybody Dance Now, and Don’t Tell the Bride. Granada has previously produced Please Marry my Boy and Four Weddings.
40 episodes are understood to have been produced and TEN was widely expected to strip the series into a 7pm timeslot. If it was to air the series by the end of the ratings year, the network needs the show on air by early October. But there is speculation about whether the show will air in 2012, in survey ratings or even move to ELEVEN.
A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight the series would air on TEN but declined to detail Programming plans.
“We don’t discuss our programming decisions publicly,” they said.
TEN recently confirmed it was holding Reef Doctors until 2013 to play to the show’s “summer” feel, while observers note it may be wise to move the new series to next year given the network is struggling to attract audiences right now.
If TEN does hold Come Date with Me for the same reason, few would blame them.
Photo: Come Date with Me UK