Home and Away has been SAVED by Channel 5 officials, who have revealed the show’s future after Neighbours was cancelled.
The Australian serial was cancelled by the broadcasting behemoth this weekend, causing sadness among its devoted fans.
“Home and Away has broadcast on Station 5 since 2000, and it has a longstanding and continuing home on the channel,” a Channel 5 spokesman stated.
“It will continue to air on Channel 5 at 1:15 p.m. on weekdays and on 5STAR at 6 p.m. on weekends, with a sneak peek on 5STAR every weekday at 6:30 p.m.”
“Neighbours will no longer air on Channel 5 after this summer,” a representative for the channel said.
“We’d like to congratulate the cast, Fremantle, and the entire production crew for their excellent work on this landmark series, which has been a much-loved part of our schedule for more than a decade.”
“Of course, we’d like to thank the fans for their unwavering support of Neighbours over the years.”
“We understand that this decision will cause sadness, but our present focus is on boosting our investment in original UK drama, which has a great appeal for our audiences.”
According to an internal email: “Our audience is stable, and Channel Ten would like to keep the show going if we could replace [Channel 5] with another broadcast partner.
“These conversations are ongoing, but there is currently no new broadcaster, therefore production must come to a halt, effectively putting the show on hold.
“We are incredibly proud of the show, you, and everything you’ve accomplished. But, for the time being, this chapter is coming to a close, and we’d like to work together to give Neighbours the send-off it deserves.”