FIRST LOOK | Nine drops new promo for THE WEAKEST LINK with Magda Szubanski


The new promo provides the first indication of just how merciless Magda Szubanski will be in mocking the contestants as they compete in the famous high-pressure quiz format.

Nine had previously advised The Weakest Link would be premiering on Tuesday, May 4 at 8:50pm. However, production delays with the series which only commenced filming in late April caused the network to revise those plans.

A spokesperson for Nine confirmed the decision telling TV Blackbox;

While Magda Szubanski is widely considered a beloved comedian and is loved by many, she has also recently generated negative headlines due to a series of Twitter posts aimed at the PM’s wife, Jenny Morrison.

Over the last week, TV Blackbox has been inundated with comments from an angry lobby group protesting the networks decision to recruit Szubanski.

Nine’s decision to commission an updated version of The Weakest Link comes after the outstanding success of Hard Quiz on ABC. The acerbic quiz format hosted by comedian, Tom Gleeson has proven to be a consistent ratings juggernaut that regularly defeats its commercial rivals.

Nine’s head of content, production and development Adrian Swift recently talked up the revival stating.

The Weakest Link previously aired in Australia on Seven in 2001/2002 with host Cornelia Frances.

The reboot of the series is being produced by BBC Studios for Nine, with production occurring in Melbourne.

Kevin Perry
Co-Creator and Editor of the TV Blackbox website, Kevin Perry is an experienced media commentator focused on TV Production, Consumer Tech, SVOD & Sports Broadcasting. Media enquiries please Call or Text 0428-275-111



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