Australian viewers call for ‘garbage’ Home and Away to be cancelled instead of Neighbours – as the beloved soap faces the axe after 37 years
Beloved soap opera Neighbours is facing cancellation after 37 years on air.
Some people have urged that Channel Seven’s Home and Away, a competitor series, be canceled instead.
After learning that the residents of Ramsay Street may be evicted shortly, some people took to social media to express their feelings.
Not a fan? Beloved soap opera Neighbours is facing cancellation after 37 years on air. And some viewers have suggested that rival series, Channel Seven’s Home and Away, should face the axe instead. Pictured the cast of Neighbours in the 1980s
‘Rather see Home and Away get axe then Neighbours,’ one person wrote online in response to the news.
Another television lover concurred, ‘Rate it higher than Home and Away.’
Others were relieved to see both shows disappear, with one commenting, ‘Good.’ Take Home and Away off the table as well. Those shows are a waste of time.’
One more added: ‘Home and Away should be next! Both shows have run their course’.
It comes after the actors of Neighbours walked out of a crisis meeting in Melbourne on Monday, amid reports that the long-running soap is poised to be canceled after 37 years on the air.
As they walked out of Fremantle’s Nunawading Studios, some of the stars, who may soon be out of work, were seen crying.
The show’s future is uncertain when UK broadcaster Channel 5 announced that it will not extend its contract with producers Fremantle Australia to carry the Australian soap.
‘Rather see Home and Away get axe then Neighbours,’ one person wrote online in response to the news. Home and Away is pictured
Industry experts believe that without financial support from an international broadcaster, Australia’s Channel 10 will be unable to continue producing the show.
On Sunday, Channel 10 issued a statement indicating that it intended to recruit a new broadcast partner.
If the renowned soap doesn’t find a new sponsor soon, the 37-year-old television institution may be doomed.
‘Rate it better than Home and Away,’ another television fan agreed. Home and Away is pictured