Category — The Amazing Race Australia
Last night in Sydney, The Amazing Race Australia won an AACTA (formerly known as the AFI awards) for best reality TV series. It is another trophy to add to the shelf. The show late last year also won an International Emmy.
However it is still unclear whether there will be a series three on SEVEN this year.
Channel SEVEN programmer Angus Ross when talking to TV Tonight about his Network’s programs was still being quite ambiguous about whether they have commissioned The Amazing Race Australia for 2013.
He told TV Tonight:
“There are a number of announcements to come for the back half of the year including Beauty & The Geek, Amazing Race and so forth. A lot of things are in the mix, and things will become clearer in the coming months.”
- That celebrities are keen to be cast on the new show Celebrity Splash;
- The Mole will now just be The Mole, they have dropped culture clash; and
- Please Marry My Boy is coming back.
January 31, 2013 4 Comments
Mel Greig mistaken for a Spice Girl? For christsake she is not even a ginger.
Thanks Katrina for sending it in.
December 11, 2012 7 Comments
The DJ’s involved in the prank phone call which resulted in a nurse killing herself have spoken out on A Current Affair last night.
As expected both Mel Greig (who was a contestant on The Amazing Race Australia) and Michael Christian are shattered by the events that unfolded.
Debate will continue over whether anyone should be held accountable for this sad situation.
December 11, 2012 23 Comments
It was tragic news indeed when it emerged the nurse who took the prank call at the hospital where Kate Middleton was hospitalised had taken her own life.
The now deceased nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, had been staffing the switchboard for a short time when the duo from the top 30 Countdown on Today FM rang in pretending to be part of the royal family. They were put through to the ward where the newly pregnant Duchess was getting treated for severe morning sickness.
One of the pranksters was Mel Grieg who was in season one of The Amazing Race Australia. She had raced with her sister Alana. It was a volatile relationship and they ended up coming seventh.
Mel and her on air radio partner Michael Christian were stoked that their stunt made international headlines, however now the tragedy has occurred, they have taken themselves off air and deleted their twitter accounts. It is unclear if or when they will return to the airwaves.
However sponsors are already starting to withdraw from the radio program.
Mel, whose Amazing Race profile said she loves being the center of attention may be getting a bit more then she bargained for.
December 8, 2012 31 Comments
It is a tad ironic that a show can win an International Emmy and not be renewed. The future of The Amazing Race Australia continues to still be unclear.
TV Tonight is reporting that a season three of the highly acclaimed show has still not been given the green light by SEVEN.
Channel Seven told TV Tonight - “No decision until early next year. It’s on the drawing board and a much loved format.”
Sounds like they are ducking and weaving on this one. Speculation earlier this year was The Mole was replacing The Amazing Race Australia, however now it has won a Emmy they should renew it and use the award win as a marketing tool.
Would you watch it if a season three was made?
December 7, 2012 8 Comments