Chris & Julia’s Sunday Night Takeaway


#61

Who cares if his shirt is off.


#62

There was just another promo that I thought was better than that first one.


#63

Um, you?

NB/ I realise you’re saying it doesn’t matter if he isn’t funny, as long as his shirt is off, but I’m not one to resist a burn


#64

You mean like how Nine promote every show as the best thing since sliced bread. I’ll pass thank you.


#65

Yep, I agree. His cringeworthy segments on The NRL Footy Show were some of the worst “comedy” segments I’ve ever seen on Australian TV.

Hopefully Beau Ryan will have a different style for this new program, but somehow I doubt that’s going to be the case.


#66

Didn’t Eleven show a season of Saturday Night Takeaway? Not like it’s a new format at all.


#67

I would imagine Chris and Julia need time to get home from the Jungle and begin prep and rehearsals for this show hence why there will be a few weeks break. I’d imagine there is only 2 Sunday’s to fill before this starts.


#68

The feel and look of the promo seem fine but the problem for me is substance. After watching it I still am not fully informed of what the show involves and will be about. As television is a visual medium I feel it needs to be shown to people, rather than just told verbally or written on a screen.


#69

That’s the point of variety show. It features everything from musical acts to songs to skits/pranks. A bit of everything which when added up together makes for good Sunday night family viewing.


#70

Yeah I still feel like they haven’t clearly communicated the offering in that promo. The miserables concept doesn’t work for me and the motorbike flying over the people looks random.


#71

Just saw the 2nd promo and its so much better!


#72

Shame it hasn’t been uploaded online on their socials yet.


#73

Agreed. It should be the main promo.


#74

Apologies for the poor quality - Filmed on Phone. A Much better Promo IMO. This is the promo 10 should be showing.


#75

If this show rates well, will it run until the end of official ratings in November? I think it should take the post-9pm timeslot once MasterChef starts in May.


#76

Similar to its UK counterpart, it will likely only have a 6-8 episode run until Masterchef premieres.


#77

This is probably to test it out and if the format works it wouldn’t surprise me if it returns for a more extended season later in the year. The difference in the UK is that they have heaps of primetime talk and variety shows so a short season might suffice. Australian TV lacks a regular primetime variety show so I think this is a good opportunity to have something like that across the bulk of the year if it rates.


#78

The last thing they need to do with a new format like Takeaway is to shunt it off to different timeslots in the first season.

Although I agree that it should air 7.30 year round if it’s successful.


#79

LIVE 7.30 Sunday from Feb 24 on 10


#80

I hope it does okay for them. Ten desperately need something to fire on Sunday’s. Will it run all year do you think, if successful? Or have a limited run?