Nine will announce Tracy Grimshaw’s return to television next month.
The project under wraps will be confirmed at a Nine event in Melbourne on January 19 along with two new reporters for 60 Minutes.
This follows Tom Steinfort’s return to Melbourne to co-host the 6pm news with Alicia Loxley.
Tracy Grimshaw departed A Current Affair in November 22 after 17 years, but indicated she hoped to return to television after a break.
Hopefully the new series will draw upon her unrivalled interviewing skills, potentially in a long-form show with politicians, celebrities, newsmakers in Australia and around the world.
As a random suggestion I might also throw in the idea of a return to Sunday, famously fronted by Jim Waley on Nine, which might work as a possible vehicle for Grimshaw, given much of that audience is going to Insiders at present….
I don’t envisage any hope of a return to Midday, given the expense and that talent usually prefers to move forward rather than backwards.
My money is on a primetime interview format of some sort.