The Catch-Up

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The Catch-Up
GenreTalk show
Created byMia Freedman
Directed byDavid Summons
StarringLibbi Gorr
Zoe Sheridan
Mary Moody
Lisa Oldfield
Country of originAustralia
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes79
Production
Production locationsWilloughby, Sydney, Australia
Running time60 minutes (including commercials)
Release
Original networkNine Network
Original release26 February –15 June 2007 (2007-02-26)
 (2007-06-15)

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. It premiered on 26 February 2007 and 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 after 33 years[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

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

References

  1. ^ "Soap sunk by chat show". The Daily Telegraph. 24 January 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  2. ^ Butler, Dianne (13 February 2007). "Life's not so restless". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  3. ^ Idato, Michael (14 September 2004). "Lip service". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
  4. ^ Casey, Marcus (13 June 2007). "The Catch-Up cut loose by Nine". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 14 June 2007.
  5. ^ "Nine's new show faces axe". The Daily Telegraph. 7 March 2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007.

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