EXCLUSIVE | No second season for Holey Moley… yet


Cold water has been poured on media reports that the kitsch show is coming back

Rob Riggle hosts HOLEY MOLEY AUSTRALIA (image - Paul A. Broben/Seven)
Rob Riggle hosts HOLEY MOLEY AUSTRALIA (image – Paul A. Broben/Seven)

Despite media reports this week that Seven has commissioned a second season of Holey Moley, things aren’t as they seem.

Insiders at Seven have told TV Blackbox contributor Aaron Ryan no deal has been struck and no decision has been made on its future.

Aaron dropped the news in the latest edition of the TV Blackbox podcast (listen below) during a segment talking about its surprise return.

Holey Moley started strong with 983,000 metro viewers but viewer fatigue set in with too many episodes each week and a very long run time of 90 minutes. The show halved its audience between episode 1 and the season finale, which drew only 491,000 viewers.

*Listen to all the details on this story in the latest edition of the TV Blackbox podcast in your favourite podcast feed or in the player below:

Seven sources tell Aaron that while a second season has not been commissioned at this stage, nothing is being ruled out. Seven has a Q1 problem where every show has failed to fire and executives at the network are looking for a stronger programming slate to launch the ratings year.

But Holey Moley is always an option if the right format cannot be found.

There is no doubt viewers would see big changes including a shorter run time and fewer episodes each week.

The race is now on for Seven to find a brand new show before their annual upfronts later this year.

Robert McKnight
"Leading TV commentator" - The Daily Telegraph | "Known for his impeccable sources in the TV industry" - The Daily Mail | "Always first with the correct info" - Beau Ryan | Robert McKnight is a highly regarded Australian Television Producer having worked at SEVEN, NINE and TEN during his 25 years in the industry. Publicly he is most well-known for creating and producing STUDIO 10 but has worked on SUNRISE, THE MORNING SHOW plus other prime time productions in addition to creating award-winning news campaigns for both 7NEWS and 9NEWS. Currently, Rob is the host and producer of the TV BLACKBOX, MCKNIGHT TONIGHT and MONSTERS WHO MURDER podcasts plus host & executive producer of the video streaming show THE ANJ, ROB & ROBBO SHOW.



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