The Catch-Up

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The Catch-Up
Genre Talk show
Created by Mia Freedman
Directed by David Summons
Starring Libbi Gorr
Zoe Sheridan
Mary Moody
Lisa Oldfield
Country of origin Australia
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 79
Production
Location(s) Willoughby, Sydney, Australia
Running time 60 minutes (including commercials)
Broadcast
Original channel Nine Network
Original run 26 February 2007 – 15 June 2007
External links
Website

The Catch-Up was an Australian daytime live television talk show on the Nine Network created by Mia Freedman.

The show featured a panel of women as co-hosts, with Libbi Gorr, Zoe Sheridan, Mary Moody and Lisa Oldfield. The show premiered on 26 February 2007. It was produced at Channel Nine's studio in Willoughby. The concept of The Catch-Up was to showcase women discussing views, news and gossip with each other as well as with their guests. The program followed a similar format to The View.

The show was under pressure even before it began. The Nine network decision to cancel its broadcast of the US soap opera The Young and the Restless[1][2] to make way for the program caused outrage amongst fans of show which had been aired on the Nine Network since 1974.[3]

Cancellation[edit]

Due to low ratings, the show was cancelled on 13 June 2007 and the last episode aired on 15 June. [4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soap sunk by chat show". The Daily Telegraph. 2007-01-24. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  2. ^ Butler, Dianne (2007-02-13). "Life's not so restless". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  3. ^ Idato, Michael (2004-09-14). "Lip service". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 
  4. ^ Casey, Marcus (2007-06-13). "The Catch-Up cut loose by Nine". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-06-14. 
  5. ^ "Nine's new show faces axe". The Daily Telegraph. 2007-03-07. Retrieved 2007-08-07. 

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