New TEN drama Reef Doctors starring Lisa McCune has been pushed back to 2013.
The family based Queensland drama, produced by Jonathan M. Shiff Productions, was due to launch later this month but will now screen early next year.
TEN denies the move is related to recent magazine headlines about McCune’s private life, and says the beach-themed show was more suited to a summer time slot.
The move may also be part of a plan to try and give the new drama a longer life. Launching now while the network is under-performing could mean the show may struggle to reach a second season.
Aside from Come Date with Me and the anticipated telemovie Underground: The Julian Assange Story, TEN now has few local titles it is yet to premiere in 2012.
Reef Doctors is now expected in February.
Source: Herald Sun