Allison Langdon becomes the new Georgie Gardner, Deborah Knight can be the old Sylvia Jeffreys and Karl Stefanovic is reinvented as … Karl Stefanovic.
Channel Nine & # 39; s breakfast and morning TV line-up is about to undergo a major overhaul that is tipped to see at least half a dozen network stars change roles.
A new round of musical seats caused by Karl's resignation from the co-hosting duties of last December will come out in the coming weeks as he takes a step back in that role.
As with any such game, there are not enough seats for everyone to participate to become a winner.
Great personalities must fall as the search for the right combinations in the air to deliver the ultimate assessment price continues.
All aboard the morning show merry-go-round! Karl Stefanovic & # 39; s (right) return to Today next year alongside Allison Langdon (left) means that Channel Nine will look very different in 2020
What is happening today may see familiar faces appear in Nine & # 39; s less profile Weekend Today program, as well as weekend news broadcasts.
The departure of Sonia Kruger from Nine for a return to Channel Seven leaves her seat empty on Today Extra, which could also be occupied by a Today rejection.
Today's terrible reviews in the important breakfast period have to be arrested and the solution seems to be that Karl and Allison Langdon replace Deborah and Georgia.
If all these movements seem confusing, Daily Mail Australia has looked at the breakfast TV landscape and put together every piece of the puzzle.
Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon: Hosting a new look Today show
Nine chief executive Hugh Marks wants to restore Karl today in an effort to reverse the ever-sliding ratings of the show, according to a report in Tuesday's Australian.
The Sydney Morning Herald with nine owners confirmed Karl's return on Friday.
Karl, 45, takes on the role alongside 60-minute reporter and Weekend Today host Allison Langdon, meaning today's today's hosts, Georgie Gardner and Deborah Knight, will be rescheduled elsewhere.
Nine CEO Hugh Marks wants to restore Karl (photo), who was fired in December as host of Today
Deborah joined Georgie at the helm of Today in January, a month after Karl was withdrawn from the program amid a stream of negative headlines about his personal life.
Since then, the pair has been struggling to get traction against Seven & # 39; s Sunrise, with ratings from the Nine show reaching a low of 155,000 on November 1. This was almost half of Sunrise's 277,000.
For comparison, today's ratings hovered around 300,000 in 2016 and 2017 when Karl and Lisa Wilkinson hosted Sylvia Jeffreys who read the news.
& # 39; It just didn't work & # 39 ;: TV expert Rob McKnight told Daily Mail Australia that the decision to cast Deborah Knight (left) and Georgie Gardner (right) was a mistake
Rob McKnight, the former executive producer of Studio 10 and editor of the industry website TV Blackbox, said the decision to cast Deborah and Georgie was a mistake.
& # 39; They threw a lot of people together and it just didn't work & he said.
About whom Karl should be organizing today, McKnight said 40-year-old Allison would fit perfectly.
Unsuccessful: McKnight believes that Karl (left) will have much better chemistry with Allison Langdon than last year with Georgie (right).
& # 39; Chemistry is everything in this game and it was not clear to everyone (Karl & # 39; s) collaboration with Georgia from the start, & # 39; he said.
& # 39; Allison Langdon will prove to be a good partner for Karl and will run him for his money, but she will also work very well with him. & # 39;
Georgie Gardner: Moving to Weekend News
An insider in the industry has told Daily Mail Australia that 49-year-old Georgia is probably going back to her old stew on Nine & # 39; s Weekend News.
On the way? If Georgie (photo) is picked up from today, McKnight thinks she will most likely return to her old stew on Nine & # 39; s Weekend News
The source also claimed that she would be an interpretation for Peter Overton for the weekday bulletin at 6 pm when he is gone.
McKnight added: & # 39; (Georgie) has really proved its worth over the weekend and as a backup of Peter Overton. Together they have become an unstoppable team that dominates Sydney's ratings. & # 39;
Sonia Kruger: Jumping ship to Channel Seven
Georgie would recently replace Sonia Kruger, 54, in Nine & # 39; s second-row morning show Today Extra next year.
Although the claims were denied by a Nine spokesperson, Sonia would have been free to explore new job openings elsewhere.
On Wednesday, Daily Mail Australia revealed that Sonia would indeed jump to Seven after a & # 39; seven-digit deal & # 39; was offered for a three-year contract with the rival network.
Bye! Wednesday an insider told Daily Mail Australia that Sonia Kruger (shown on The Voice) is jumping to Seven after a & # 39; seven-digit deal & # 39; be offered with the network
It is believed that her new salary at Seven is a package worth as much as $ 4 million over three years, or $ 1.3 million a year.
This hit Sonia back from a & # 39; substantial & # 39; offer to host Today Extra and The Voice, as well as & all other projects as they arise & # 39 ;.
Changing? Sonia leaves Nine for a more lucrative deal with Seven, who is said to see her host Big Brother. Pictured with her co-star of Today Extra, David Campbell
But it seems that she has rejected Nine in favor of the more lucrative deal with Seven, which will probably show her the restart of Big Brother.
Sonia had previously organized the reality show on Nine between 2012 and 2014.
Deborah Knight: stay today as a newsreader and join a 2 GB radio
When Karl and Allison take over as co-anchors of Today, the 46-year-old Deborah will not be left with an empty schedule.
In addition to her current duties in the breakfast show, she also presents Nine & # 39; s 6pm news bulletin on Friday and Saturday.
Deborah is believed to be the newsreader of today, a job that was once owned by Georgie, and will get her own radio show on Macquarie Media's 2GB next year.
Tom Steinfort is the current newsreader today.
From host to newsreader: an industry insider told Daily Mail Australia that Deborah Knight (photo) will be the newsreader of today and will get her own 2GB radio show next year
McKnight said: & # 39; Deb has so many skills that she could do absolutely anything, but I have heard that she is interested in pursuing a radio career. & # 39;
& # 39; Now that Nine Macquarie has radio, it can happen very well. & # 39;
Deborah is no stranger to radio after she started her media career at Wagga Wagga 2WG station before moving to Mix 106.5 from Sydney.
Sylvia Jeffreys: On the way to today Extra
Sylvia Jeffreys, 33, joined the A Current Affair team after being chosen as today's newsreader in December 2018.
Shifting places? Meanwhile, Sylvia Jeffreys (photo) is ready to replace Sonia Kruger on Today Extra alongside David Campbell
In August, she also hosted Nine News Watch, the first online news broadcast from the network exclusively hosted on Facebook Watch.
A source from the industry, however, told Daily Mail Australia that Sylvia, who is pregnant with her first child to Karl & # 39; s journalist brother Peter, is ready to replace Sonia Kruger with Seven & # 39; s Today Extra alongside David Campbell.
Tom Steinfort: Off to Weekend Today
If Georgie and Deborah are collected from today, the newsreader Tom Steinfort is likely to suffer the same fate.
McKnight, however, believes that the journalist will not be left without work.
Will he go too? If Georgie and Deborah are picked up from today, newsreader Tom Steinfort (photo) will probably move to Weekend Today
& # 39; Tom has a very big future ahead of him and doesn't count him yet. It makes sense that he would be the sports presenter, but he could do pretty much anything, & he said.
McKnight believes Tom is best suited for a show where he can really develop his skills, such as Weekend Today.
Lara Vella: Also at Weekend Today
Finally, today weather presenter Lara Vella can be moved to a weekend position during next year's proposed rescheduling.
McKnight believes that Lara & # 39; perfectly logical & # 39; is like a substitute for Allison Langdon on Weekend Today when it is promoted to the weekday edition.
Weekend bound? Finally, weather presenter Lara Vella (photo) is perfectly logical & # 39; as a replacement for Allison Langdon on Weekend Today
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