One of the shows that didn’t rate a mention at yesterday’s TEN Upfronts was observational series Come Date with Me.
It was first announced in April along with Everybody Dance Now, I Will Survive and Don’t Tell the Bride.
A TEN spokesperson told TV Tonight the network didn’t mention every show for 2013 during its Upfront presentations and still has things up their sleeves, including returning and new shows.
Whilst no network ever mentions every new show, it is curious that a new local format didn’t rate a mention.
But TEN is keen to align itself away from the fare that has dominated its content recently such as The Shire, Everybody Dance Now, Being Lara Bingle, I Will Survive (TEN is undecided about Being Lara Bingle at this point).
The Granada Australia-produced series is based on a UK format (pictured) in which singles entertain each other over home-cooked meals, and is understood to sit at a sizeable 40 episodes. There was previous chatter that TEN might have stripped the show at 7pm, but whilst the network told TV Tonight last month the show was still coming, it declined to detail when.
At 40 episodes it could also be stripped through summer.