TEN’s talent series I Will Survive has survived a Programming change by TEN, but will now air once a week in a re-edited format.
TEN will now screen the show on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm with challenges and eliminations all taking place in a single episode.
On Wednesdays TEN will screen a double episode of US sitcom Last Man Standing at 7:30pm.
Last night the show was last in its timeslot sinking to just 281,000 viewers, behind SBS and even 7TWO.
A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight, “I Will Survive is still part of TEN’s prime-time line-up and we remain committed to making brave programs.”
Keeping the show at 7:30pm Tuesdays, rather than keeping it on Wednesdays, will still be a challenge because the show will face-off against The X Factor‘s verdict show.
TV Tonight readers have been asking for fast-tracked episodes of Glee which begins in the US tomorrow. TV Tonight understands the music series is coming soon.
The expensive failure of I Will Survive follows a string of disappointment for TEN including Everybody Dance Now, The Shire, Breakfast and Don’t Tell the Bride but the network is pinning its hopes on promising reviews for Underground: The Julian Assange Story and the return of Homeland.