& # 39; He's such a & # 39; n old talent & # 39 ;: Channel Ten director reveals the REAL reason why the new show from Rove McManus was played after just two episodes
Comedian Rove McManus & # 39; brutally got his new variety show after broadcasting only two episodes last month.
And now Beverley McGarvey, Chief Content Officer of the network, has revealed what she believes is the real reason why the show flopped.
Speak against The Gold Coast Bulletin on Sunday, Beverley said they just don't feel like variety shows anymore.
The real reason why he flopped: Beverley McGarvey of Channel Ten has revealed the reason why the new Rove McManus failed to convince the public
& # 39; There is a place for entertainment, there is a place for comedy. Is there a place for what you would call traditional variety, I don't know, & she said frankly.
Beverley gushed over Rove and said that if he can't make it work, she doesn't know which TV star can do it.
& # 39; Rove is like & # 39; n good talent and is like & # 39; n old talent in this country, so if Rove can't resonate as we want (I'm not sure who could), & # 39; she added.
Does not work: & # 39; Rove is so good & # 39; n good talent and so & # 39; n old talent in this country, so if Rove cannot resonate as he wants, & # 39; said Beverley McGarvey, Chief Content Officer of the network (photo)
Beverley confirmed that the Rove network will not be replaced by anyone else in the short term – despite talks from KIIS FM stars Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O could take over from the funny man.
Despite the high expectations, Rove himself was disappointed by the shock-axing and said the audience just wasn't there for the series.
Rove told TV tonight: & # 39; It was clear that we were looking at the numbers that the audience that we hoped would find a free live show on Saturday night was just not there. We spoke with 10 today and we both mentioned it.
Not impressed: Saturday Night Rove joins a less than prestigious list of axed shows, including Channel Seven & Mesmerized, a hypnosis show that lasted one episode in 2015
& # 39; The chance to play live again for Australia was fun, no matter how short, and I would like to thank my wonderful co-stars, the behind-the-scenes team and everyone in 10 who came behind Saturday Night Rove. # 39;
Saturday Night Rove joins a less than prestigious list of axed shows, including Mesmerized from Channel Seven, a hypnosis show that lasted one episode in 2015.
According to Rob McKnight from the industry website TV Blackbox, The 45-year-old Rove has a big & # 39; branding & # 39; problem where executives are reluctant to cast him in other projects.
& # 39; Twenty-four hours ago I think there was still a chance for Rove to continue a successful career & # 39 ;, McKnight told Daily Mail Australia.
Final words: Rove told TV tonight: & # 39; It was clear that we were looking at the figures that the audience we hoped would find a free live show on a Saturday night was simply not present. We spoke with 10 today and we both mentioned it
& # 39; But after his failed radio show (Rove & Sam on 2DayFM) and his Saturday night show after two episodes are played, I think executives will be wary. & # 39;
McKnight continued: & # 39; The next step for Rove will be to think about his branding and what he wants to be as a performer.
& # 39; (Rove) is doing well as Whovians for the ABC, but his Show Me the Movie! program on channel 10 has not set the world on fire. & # 39;
In January 2017, his radio show Rove and Sam, with the former reality TV star Sam Frost, was also added to the 2DayFM network.
Expert: TV Blackbox founder Rob McKnight (photo) said: & # 39; The next step for Rove will be to think about his branding and what he wants to be as an artist & # 39;
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