Holey Moley

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MEGA MINI GOLF

2020 Upfronts

Based on the hole-in-one hit format on America’s ABC Network, MEGA MINI GOLF is an extreme miniature golf competition set on a larger-than-life obstacle golf course. Aussie mini-golf lovers of all ages and backgrounds will have the chance to tee off on the most epic course ever devised in this country, competing head-to-head on supersized holes. They’ll face out-of-this-world challenges as their putting and physical skills are put to the test while they attempt to complete the course and reach the daunting final hole.

MEGA MINI GOLF is a Eureka Production for Channel Seven based on a Eureka/Disney/Unanimous format.

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Seems this is a working because the Holey Moley name is taken in Australia by a putt putt golf company. Maybe they can do a deal with the company and use the same in Australia.

Otherwise they need a better name.

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I would like to see someone who doesn’t have a profile host this show. Someone that has a minor role at 7 that can build upon with this show. Pair them up with a popular person, possibly a big Youtuber (LazarBeam as he goes to the USA alot)

It has already been reported that Sonia Kruger is likely to host this show.

Full story:
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/sydney-confidential/how-seven-will-use-kruger-after-confirming-tvs-worstkept-secret/news-story/dfe3c4b529fd2aabe08249e272c8a700

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Applications are now open to both Australian and NZ residents (which suggests the show will air in NZ as well).

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So does this mean this is going to be another “Celebrity” reality show? That’s rubbish!

Brekkie Central vs MKR vs House Rules vs Better Homes and Gardens?

It appears Seven has secured rights for use of the name Holey Moley for the production previously known as “Mega Mini Golf”

A Herald Sun report on Greg Norman’s involvement with the show as “resident golf pro” has Norman referring to the show by the name used in the US.

The article also states American actor/ comedian Rob Riggle and Melbourne “footy legend” Brian Taylor (never heard of him) will be hosting with Olympia Valance as sideline reporter.

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I think he’s a not particularly popular commentator on Seven’s AFL coverage?

well with brian onboard this well be a ratings floap

for those in NRL states, he appeared on The Full Monty in 2019.

And Olympia Valance as sideline reporter? That’s different. She’s obviously not signed to Ten anymore?

And Rob Riggle? When I read the name, I had no idea of who that was. Once I googled him, and saw his photo, I then recognised him. He’s a good get as host.

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Probably one of the most irritating AFL presenters they have. Surely they could utilize someone more likeable ala Basil Zempilas?

Olympia :wink:

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lol. oops. Yes, Olympia, not Olivia. Thanks, fixed.

I’m glad because the alternative title was horrendous.

Hopefully these are the only “all stars” the article we saw the other day was referring to and that the contestants are everyday people.

Actors don’t have to be signed to one network these days. Many actors (and some presenters) appear on multiple shows on multiple networks.

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It’s great to have Greg Norman as the golf pro.
If Brian Taylor is to call the action, the show will have to be filmed before the start of the AFL regular season on March 19 so he won’t be absent from AFL matches.

Having seen the US version of Holey Moley, reckon BT is not only better suited than Zempilas for the show but he would probably work better with Riggle as well

Reported on Weekend Sunrise this morning in the Pop News segment.

SEVEN TEES UP STARS FOR HOLEY MOLEY

Golf legend Greg Norman, American actor/comedian Rob Riggle, popular Aussie commentator Brian ‘BT’ Taylor and actress Olympia Valance hit the course for new extreme mini golf competition

Channel Seven today announced Australian golfing legend Greg Norman will lead the cast of its new miniature golf competition series Holey Moley , the blockbuster US smash hit set to premiere in Australia later this year.

One of the most successful golfers the world has ever seen, Greg will serve as Resident Golf Pro of the Holey Moley course and appear in every episode.

Holey Moley is mini golf like you’ve never seen before and I couldn’t be more excited to be part of this fresh, fun, new TV series,” said Greg. “I look forward to joining the other incredible talent on the Holey Moley team and seeing all of the competitors in the ‘Thunderdome’ of mini golf. Let the games begin!”

The series will be co-hosted by American actor/comedian Rob Riggle ( Step Brothers, The Hangover, The Other Guy) , direct from the US version of Holey Moley , and popular Australian commentator and presenter Brian ‘BT’ Taylor .

Australian actress and media personality Olympia Valance ( Playing For Keeps , Neighbours ) will be Sideline Reporter.

Holey Moley sees self-proclaimed mini-golf lovers from around Australia competing head-to-head on the unparalleled, larger-than-life, epic obstacle golf course in California. They’ll face out-of-this-world putting and physical challenges while they attempt to complete the course and reach the daunting final hole. Each episode, one winner will take home the “Golden Putter” trophy and coveted Holey Moley plaid jacket. Then, in an epic Grand Final, the winners from every episode will face off for the chance to take home the $100,000 grand prize. It all comes down to one putt!

“Holey Moley promises to be fun, unpredictable, family entertainment on a scale unlike anything Australia has seen before,” said Angus Ross, Seven’s Director of Network Programming. “Greg Norman transcends the game of golf and we’re beyond excited to have him tee off with us. The powerhouse team of The Shark, Hollywood star Rob and our own BT and Olympia take this epic competition to the next level.”

“Eureka is thrilled to be working with Seven and unveil the most extreme mini golf course ever created!” said Chris Culvenor, Co-CEO of Eureka Productions. “It’s a fierce competition, full of incredible trick shots, hysterical wipeouts and high pressure putts.”

Holey Moley begins production in the US next month.

The format scored a hole-in-one with American viewers last Summer and has been renewed there for a second season. It was recently awarded Best New Format at the 2020 Realscreen Awards.

Holey Moley is created by Eureka Productions and produced by Eureka Productions for Channel Seven.

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