Nine has announced that Ben Elton's sketch show Live From Planet Earth has been axed after a disastrous few weeks.
A statement issued this afternoon from Nine and FremantleMedia Australia - the company behind the show - announced the decision to end it.
According to the release, a Nine spokesperson said that Elton and his team had done a "fantastic job at uncovering new Australian talent" and that they were proud of the show despite the fact it had been rating poorly.
In the release, Michael Healy, Director of Television at Nine said: “Comedy is always risky, and live comedy is the riskiest of all. We are pleased to have taken the chance to support the local industry.”
While the show will no longer be made, FremantleMedia indicated that they would continue exploring opportunities with Elton for other projects.
Did you catch an episode of Live From Planet Earth? What did you think of it?