Ben Elton Live From Planet Earth Axed
It was fun while it lasted.
Well, no it wasn’t.
And Australia has spoken; Live From Planet Earth was crap. TV Tonight has reported this afternoon that LFPE has been axed after 3 episodes.
It lasted longer that Let Loose Live, at least.
Channel Nine really had no choice, too. It had become a laughing stock, with it garnering almost universally negative comments on Twitter: hardly a good look for the new “Home of Comedy”. Also, its latest rating of 189,000 didn’t help all that much either.
Unfortunately for Elton, it pretty much shuts the door on any future opportunities with the Nine network.
With the ratings slump for Hey Hey it’s Saturday in 2010, and now the terrible reviews for LFPE, one would almost say these types of comedy variety shows with dated humour will not be attempted readily.