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Claims: A former Channel 10 manager has revealed why Saturday Night Rove was canceled - and that is NOT because Australians no longer want to watch variety shows. Pictured: Rove McManus

Saturday Night Rove was canceled after just two episodes earlier this month, with Channel 10 boss Beverley McGarvey later claiming that the network had pulled the plug because Australians no longer want variety shows.

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But a former TV director has refuted this and insisted that Rove McManus' new project be simply dropped because & # 39; it was & # 39 ;.

Rob McKnight, a former Channel 10 director, told Mumbrellacast that there is still a market for variety shows, but Saturday Night Rove failed because it didn't have the right tone.

Claims: A former Channel 10 manager has revealed why Saturday Night Rove was canceled - and that is NOT because Australians no longer want to watch variety shows. Pictured: Rove McManus

Claims: A former Channel 10 manager has revealed why Saturday Night Rove was canceled – and that is NOT because Australians no longer want to watch variety shows. Pictured: Rove McManus

McKnight, editor of the industry website TV Blackbox, said: & # 39; I think what we serve is too tense, doesn't know the public and, if you look, it's a 7.30 am time period and we have a lot of curses. & # 39;

& # 39; I think Rove is funny and that's why some of the people go to him on a Saturday night, but the cast next to him wasn't great, & # 39; he added.

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McKnight explained that & # 39; the variety in this country is so well done, & # 39 ;, suggesting that the show's failure should be attributed to the content and not to the lack of audience.

Say what you really mean! Rob McKnight, a former Channel 10 director, told Mumbrellacast that there is still a market for variety shows, but Saturday Night Rove failed because it & # 39; s ** t & # 39; used to be

Say what you really mean! Rob McKnight, a former Channel 10 director, told Mumbrellacast that there is still a market for variety shows, but Saturday Night Rove failed because it & # 39; s ** t & # 39; used to be

Say what you really mean! Rob McKnight, a former Channel 10 director, told Mumbrellacast that there is still a market for variety shows, but Saturday Night Rove failed because it & # 39; s ** t & # 39; used to be

According to McKnight, the trial episode of Saturday Night Rove, which received the lowest ratings during last year's Pilot Week, was actually better than the end product.

& # 39; I think the pilot was better than what they actually broadcast, which means that maybe too many people have mixed in with the actual series, & # 39; he said.

Saturday Night Rove was one of the eight shows that were broadcast during Pilot Week in August 2018. Although it was a flop, it was commissioned for a complete series.

& # 39; Perhaps for many people who interfere with the actual series & # 39 ;: according to McKnight, the trial episode of Saturday Night Rove, which received the lowest ratings during last year's Pilot Week, was actually better than the end product

& # 39; Perhaps for many people who interfere with the actual series & # 39 ;: according to McKnight, the trial episode of Saturday Night Rove, which received the lowest ratings during last year's Pilot Week, was actually better than the end product

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& # 39; Perhaps for many people who interfere with the actual series & # 39 ;: according to McKnight, the trial episode of Saturday Night Rove, which received the lowest ratings during last year's Pilot Week, was actually better than the end product

Predictably, the show was a rating disaster from day one, with the first episode premiered for just 244,000 metro viewers on August 24.

The reviews for the second episode showed no improvement and the series was switched quickly.

After the cancellation the comedian 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.

Mr unpopular! Saturday Night Rove was an appraisal disaster from day one, with the first episode premiering to just 244,000 metro viewers on August 24. The reviews for the second episode showed no improvement and the series was adjusted quickly

Mr unpopular! Saturday Night Rove was an appraisal disaster from day one, with the first episode premiering to just 244,000 metro viewers on August 24. The reviews for the second episode showed no improvement and the series was adjusted quickly

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Mr unpopular! Saturday Night Rove was an appraisal disaster from day one, with the first episode premiering to just 244,000 metro viewers on August 24. The reviews for the second episode showed no improvement and the series was adjusted quickly

& # 39; The opportunity 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;

On Sunday, Channel 10's Chief Content Officer, Beverley McGarvey, echoed similar feelings when she told it Gold Coast Bulletin that the audience simply no longer wants variety shows.

& # 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, & McGarvey said.

Hmm! Sunday, Head 10 content officer Beverley McGarvey of Channel 10 (photo) said that the audience simply no longer wants variety shows

Hmm! Sunday, Head 10 content officer Beverley McGarvey of Channel 10 (photo) said that the audience simply no longer wants variety shows

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Hmm! Sunday, Head 10 content officer Beverley McGarvey of Channel 10 (photo) said that the audience simply no longer wants variety shows

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