In a move that shocks pretty much no one, Channel 7 Australia has axed Kath & Kim US. We mentioned this back when we reviewed the first episode of the US version of Kath & Kim and stated then we’d “be astounded if Channel 7 don’t yank it off the air.” Seems we don’t have to be astounded, since it’s no more thanks to abysmal ratings.
Channel 7 Australia will be replacing the US Kath & Kim with the original Australian version of the show.
Despite thinking the show was dire myself this irritates me for all those people who may have actually been watching it and wanted to see how the series panned out. This is just another case of Australian TV channels taking the absolute mick out of their viewership (as we discussed here), advertising something to the hilt and then whipping it off the air and repeating shows we’ve all already seen anyway. I guess it’s just all about the money.