& # 39; To this day, I will never understand why & # 39 ;: the REAL reason Acropolis Now was canceled by Channel Seven despite being the & # 39; most popular show in Australia & # 39; used to be
Sitcom Acropolis Now from the & # 39; 90, starring Nick Giannopoulos and Mary Coustas, was a rating success when it was abruptly canceled by Channel Seven.
The comedy series, about a fictional Greek cafe in Melbourne, lasted 63 episodes from 1989 to 1992 and the viewers were bitterly disappointed when they were played.
And on Monday, Acropolis Now co-creator Nick explained why he thinks the show was pulled to the height of his success.
Not a joke: Nick Giannopoulos (photo) explained what he thinks the real reason is that Akropolis Now was canceled by Channel Seven despite the fact that it & # 39; No & # 39; used to be. 1 show in Australia & # 39; in 1992
& # 39; To this day, I will never understand why we had ax at the height of the show & # 39 ;, Nick said, 55 News.com.au in a broad interview.
He continued: & # 39; I photocopied the reviews back then, because we were the number one show in the country in a certain week. & # 39;
Nick said he believed the show was stopped because Channel Seven wanted to go in a different direction under new management.
It's all Greek to me: sitcom Acropolis Now from the 90s, starring Nick Giannopoulos (bottom, second from left) and Mary Coustas (top, second from left), was a huge hit in the reviews when it became abrupt canceled by Seven
That meant that Acropolis Now was replaced by sitcom Newlyweds, which was dumped after just two seasons.
Nick played Jim Stefanidis in Acropolis Now alongside Mary Coustas as Effie Stephanidis and George Kapiniaris as Memo Hatzidimitropoulos.
The sitcom, made by Nick and George and Simon Palomares, took place in the fictional Greek Acropolis café.
& # 39; To this day I will never understand why we had ax at the peak of the show & # 39 ;, said Nick (left), 55, Monday. & # 39; I actually photocopied the reviews then, because we were the number one show in the country in one week & # 39;
Change of scene: despite the fact that he had no concrete evidence, Nick (right) said he believed the show was being pulled because Seven wanted to take a different direction under new management
Each episode lasted 20 minutes and was filmed for a live studio audience.
Prior to Acropolis Now, Nick was known for his show, Wogs Out of Work, while Mary played in short-lived Australian drama Skirts, about female police officers.
Mary won the 1993 Logie for most popular comedy artist for her role as Effie on Acropolis Now.
Topacts: Prior to the Acropolis, Nick (second from the right) was known for his stage play, Wogs Out of Work, while Mary (left) played in short-running Australian drama series Skirts, about female police officers
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