With This Is Your Life, Seven struggles to resurrect its schedule


The return of a tried-and-true TV format is proof of Seven, like so many different networks, counting on what’s labored previously.

Ray Meagher and Melissa Doyle (Picture: 7plus.com.au)

Tuesday nights — together with Saturdays and Thursdays exterior of the footy season — is the form of evening that might justify one taking hostages and never returning them till the networks put one thing watchable on the free-to-air and Foxtel screens.

I do know that when you’ve got an internet-enabled TV you’ll be able to go on YouTube and watch no matter you need within the commercial-TV vogue with the advertisements (and aren’t there a stack of them?). Streaming TV is ok — that excludes the choices on Kayo and Binge as a result of a lot of that’s recycled from Foxtel’s varied channels.

This all got here to thoughts after seeing one other Seven resurrection: That is Your Life. Hasn’t each community tried this turkey and derivatives thereof one time or one other since TV first began on this and each different developed financial system? Final evening’s topic was Ray Meagher, an actor on Seven’s Residence and Away (whose viewers this yr has shrunk alarmingly). Speak about crass cross-promotion of the sort that business TV specialises in — a profile on 60 Minutes, anybody?

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