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Offline RichInSydney

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Australian Season 3 CONFIRMED for 2014!
« on: October 17, 2012, 05:21:57 PM »
This is not good news...

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The future for The Amazing Race Australia is unclear following Sevenís 2013 Programming launch in Sydney on Tuesday.
 
The show didnít rate a mention in Sevenís Press Release despite the fact it has attracted a solid fanbase in just two seasons.
 
Sources tell TV Tonight that whilst Seven called for Auditions for a third series in August, so far it hasnít locked onto a third season.
 
Thatís despite solid reviews and a nomination for an International Emmy Award. The first season also attracted strong ratings, but the second suffered from multiple timeslots and a hiatus during the Olympics.
 
Applications close on October 30 with filming usually taking place in November / December.
 
The activeTV series, hosted by Grant Bowler, is every bit as good as the US version, so fingers crossed it wins a third season.
 
Seven did not respond to enquiries.

Source: TV Tonight: http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/10/will-the-amazing-race-australia-take-flight-again.html
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 09:05:33 PM »
Lets all collectively pray the show comes back! They bring interesting destinations in Cuba ad Israel
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2012, 12:43:24 AM »
These shows also didnt get a mention at the Press Release
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and Australiaís Got Talent disbite getting a mention at the Press Release is still not 100% confermed for a season next year. If TARAU is going down then I hope it takes AGT down too (Its because of this (bleep) that TARAU had a bad rattings for the first few episodes and brought the average down).

If TARAU win their Emmey, Odds are we will see a Season 3. If not the fate of TARAU will hang in the balance.
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2012, 01:49:10 AM »
Lets all collectively pray the show comes back! They bring interesting destinations in Cuba ad Israel

Don't forget the strength of the cast as well.
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 06:18:14 AM »
I don't think it's looking good guys. The show costs so much to produce and ratings just weren't good enough this last season plus with all the new shows lined up in 2013 for 7 I think it's safe to say our beloved race has been replaced by another generic renovation show (House Rules?) or the cheaper to produce The Mole: Culture Clash. All they care about at this point is profit and money. So what if the race is being nominated for an international emmy? That means nothing unfortunately and realistically for us fans. It was good while it lasted  :'(

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 06:04:50 PM »
Be positive. The show had great rattings but the the average was down because of AGT as a lead in for the first coulpe of eps.

We've seen the show potental In the rattings (1,000,000 +) and 7 should take the show back for at least a third season (with a good rattings lead in this time).
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 06:06:31 PM »
We need to start a petition to keep the show alive.

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 08:20:40 PM »
We need to start a petition to keep the show alive.
Yes

If the money to produce is the issue then let 1 or 2 NZ teams join in exchange for extra funding from the network in NZ .

They can also shothen the race from 12 to 10 legs, reduce the cast from 11 to 10 teams and strip a leg over 2 nights (like TAR Israil) to increase adverstising revene.
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 09:09:38 PM »
Stripping a leg over two nights doesn't increase the revenue, it just makes half the episodes anticlimaxes.

I'm hearing it's about 90% certain Seven plan on doing The Mole and TAR Australia in alternating years, with Grant hosting both. Which would mean no race until 2014.


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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2012, 01:43:48 AM »
Stripping a leg over two nights doesn't increase the revenue, it just makes half the episodes anticlimaxes.

I'm hearing it's about 90% certain Seven plan on doing The Mole and TAR Australia in alternating years, with Grant hosting both. Which would mean no race until 2014.
Well thats not too bad. There might be no TARAU til 2014 but at least there still be TARAU.
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 02:34:05 AM »
Stripping a leg over two nights doesn't increase the revenue, it just makes half the episodes anticlimaxes.

I'm hearing it's about 90% certain Seven plan on doing The Mole and TAR Australia in alternating years, with Grant hosting both. Which would mean no race until 2014.

Do you have a link/source where you heard that please? It sounds interesting.

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2012, 03:04:41 AM »
I'm hearing it's about 90% certain Seven plan on doing The Mole and TAR Australia in alternating years, with Grant hosting both. Which would mean no race until 2014.

Then I guess Grant Bowler will host The Mole 6: Culture Clash. I'm really expecting such a show that has disappeared from TV for 8 years. :conf:
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2012, 03:16:11 AM »
They are testing The Mole next year to see how it fares rating wise as Season 5 didn't do as well. And if it draws enough attention at the lower cost they will most probably continue it. If not then I'd say the race will be back in 2014. I am just very sure there will be no race next year  :'( but this isn't the last we've seen of it for sure!  :conf:

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2012, 02:31:50 PM »
Stripping a leg over two nights doesn't increase the revenue, it just makes half the episodes anticlimaxes.

I'm hearing it's about 90% certain Seven plan on doing The Mole and TAR Australia in alternating years, with Grant hosting both. Which would mean no race until 2014.

Do you have a link/source where you heard that please? It sounds interesting.

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2012, 06:57:08 PM »
I have behind-the-scenes sources.

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2012, 11:54:24 PM »
I have behind-the-scenes sources.

Now's not the time to be vague  :lol: care to elaborate please?

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2012, 11:55:26 PM »
I have behind-the-scenes sources.

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 04:06:29 AM »
Let's end the source discussion please. :tup:
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2012, 05:25:38 AM »
Let's end the source discussion please. :tup:
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 07:28:54 AM »
Can't another channel take it on?  Surely the makers would want it on every year, not alternating.
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2012, 03:50:08 AM »
I doubt this series is dead. Grant Bowler has been busy doing other acting jobs, they're probably just giving the man a chance to return as host.

I bet Season 3 airs sometime in 2013, even if its an issue of it being filmed early 2013.

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2012, 04:28:07 AM »
Can't another channel take it on?  Surely the makers would want it on every year, not alternating.

None of the main networks can't do anything because 7 airs TARUS and they have exlusive rights to produce TARAU. So unless 9 or 10 can find a loophole (like how 7 did celbrearty survivor) they are no use to us.

There is a slim probably unlikely chance that fox 8 (on foxtel or what you in the US call cable) could produce TAR AU as have pay tv rights over the show (I deffiatily saw the HK TAR 17 ep)but again don't count on it.
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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2012, 08:42:39 AM »
Can't another channel take it on?  Surely the makers would want it on every year, not alternating.

None of the main networks can't do anything because 7 airs TARUS and they have exlusive rights to produce TARAU. So unless 9 or 10 can find a loophole (like how 7 did celbrearty survivor) they are no use to us.

There is a slim probably unlikely chance that fox 8 (on foxtel or what you in the US call cable) could produce TAR AU as have pay tv rights over the show (I deffiatily saw the HK TAR 17 ep)but again don't count on it.

Maybe we are just overreacting and the race just wasn't mentioned in the 'highlights' because it isn't airing until late 2013 because the Mole is airing in the first half of 2013? Applications close this Tuesday so if nothing has been announced yet then I'm sure it hasn't been cancelled. The only thing which may make me seem doubtful is if Grant is announced as the host of the Mole.

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Re: Australian Season 3 NOT confirmed yet - Future remains unclear
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2012, 01:42:23 PM »
Can't another channel take it on?  Surely the makers would want it on every year, not alternating.

None of the main networks can't do anything because 7 airs TARUS and they have exlusive rights to produce TARAU. So unless 9 or 10 can find a loophole (like how 7 did celbrearty survivor) they are no use to us.

There is a slim probably unlikely chance that fox 8 (on foxtel or what you in the US call cable) could produce TAR AU as have pay tv rights over the show (I deffiatily saw the HK TAR 17 ep)but again don't count on it.

Oh ok I thought they would only give the rights to a channel if they also had a contract for them to do a certain number of seasons in that period.
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