Sat. Jun 15th, 2024
alert-–-channel-10-eyes-off-comedian-sam-pang-for-a-friday-late-night-chat-show:-‘think-graham-norton-meets-rove-live’Alert – Channel 10 eyes off comedian Sam Pang for a Friday late night chat show: ‘Think Graham Norton meets Rove Live’

Channel 10 is aiming to reclaim its spot in the Friday night TV ratings with a bold new plan, reports claim. 

The network is apparently in early discussions with comedian Sam Pang, 50, to host a Friday late night chat show.

According to New Idea, the new program would emulate the successful format once helmed by Rove McManus and will compete with Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens.

‘There are plans afoot to devise a sort of late-night-style chat show – think Graham Norton meets Rove Live – and Sam is the top choice (to host it),’ an insider told the publication.

‘With Sam’s growing popularity and proven approval with audiences, Network Ten just can’t afford to lose him…. this type of show is something he would love and keep him at the network,’ they continued. 

Channel 10 is is reportedly in early discussions with comedian Sam Pang, 50, (pictured) to host a Friday late night chat show

Channel 10 is is reportedly in early discussions with comedian Sam Pang, 50, (pictured) to host a Friday late night chat show

The insider explained that since the cancellation of The Living Room, Channel 10 has struggled with its Friday night slot. 

‘They need to spice things up, and Sam’s show could be the type of format that offers something a bit different,’ the source said. 

‘A chat show has been missing in for some time and it’s about time someone brought them back,’ they added. 

According to New Idea, the new program would emulate the successful format once helmed by Rove McManus and will compete with Seven's Better Homes and Gardens. Rove Live pictured

According to New Idea, the new program would emulate the successful format once helmed by Rove McManus and will compete with Seven’s Better Homes and Gardens. Rove Live pictured

'There are plans afoot to devise a sort of late-night-style chat show – think Graham Norton meets Rove Live – and Sam is the top choice (to host it),' an insider told the publication. Graham Norton Show pictured

‘There are plans afoot to devise a sort of late-night-style chat show – think Graham Norton meets Rove Live – and Sam is the top choice (to host it),’ an insider told the publication. Graham Norton Show pictured

It comes after an insider told Daily Mail that 10 is planning two seasons of n Survivor in 2025.

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‘They are putting together a 10th season special as well as an vs USA Survivor all-star showdown which will be screened simultaneously in America and Down Under,’ the insider said.

This strategic shift aims to capitalise on the enduring popularity of n Survivor, hoping it will bolster the network’s ratings and bring back loyal viewers.

‘Survivor has consistently performed well for us, and we believe this new approach will reignite audience interest,’ a Channel 10 executive stated.

The Masked Singer, The Bachelor, and Gladiators are not slated to return to the network.

'With Sam’s growing popularity and proven approval with audiences, Network Ten just can’t afford to lose him.... this type of show is something he would love and keep him at the network,' they continued. (Sam pictured with Have You Been Paying Attention? co-stars Tom Gleisner and Ed Kavalee)

‘With Sam’s growing popularity and proven approval with audiences, Network Ten just can’t afford to lose him…. this type of show is something he would love and keep him at the network,’ they continued. (Sam pictured with Have You Been Paying Attention? co-stars Tom Gleisner and Ed Kavalee) 

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