Axed: Flashpoint

Axed: Flashpoint

EXCLUSIVE:

WA-based current affairs show Flashpoint has been axed after just over 4 years on air.

Seven sources confirmed to TV Tonight the show, hosted by Tim McMillan, would not be returning in 2024.

Flashpoint launched in September 2019 tackling local issues and drawing upon Seven West Media’s The West Australian and 7News.

It regularly featured a panel of politicians, business and community leaders from around WA, with a view of ‘demanding change, fixing injustice and cutting red tape.’ There were also field reports.

It originally screened in a Monday night slot but moved to Sunday mornings in 2022 featuring the West Australian’s Ben Harvey.

In 2020 it picked up a Television / Audio-Visual Journalism award in the WA Media Awards and once even welcomed Hollywood actress Kate Walsh (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice) spruiking the attributes of WA as a filming location.

 

Yesterday Seven confirmed production of The Latest would relocate from Sydney to Perth in March but without anchor Michael Usher. A new presenter is yet to be announced.