TVNZ continues to shake up their morning TV schedule. Are you happy with the current format of 'Good Morning' or do you think changes need to be made?
In the face of dwindling ratings, TVNZ have announced that 'Good Morning' will move to a new format and will be drastically reduced from three hours to one hour when it returns in 2013.
No announcement has been made as to whether current hosts Jeanette Thomas and Rod Cheeseman will return, but it's likely that there will be job losses on the magazine-style show.
"Regarding the presenters, no decision has been made yet - we're still working through the detail," TVNZ spokeswoman Megan Richards told the New Zealand Herald.
'Good Morning' presenter Matai Smith reportedly revealed that he had been told the show would continue with just one presenter. This is the second reshuffle of the show in just 12 months, with former hosts Sarah Bradley and Brendan Pongia released at the end of last year.
Facebook fans of the show were upset at news of the altered format, with many describing this year's season as a return to form.
Jeff Latch, Head of TV ONE and TV2, said: "Good Morning has many committed viewers and we intend to build on that support and introduce extra content to the morning schedule.
"For the balance of the morning we're planning a new programme schedule designed to appeal to the people who are likely to be watching television at that time."
The detail of who and what will feature on the reformatted show has not yet been finalised and will be made public as soon as it is confirmed, TVNZ said.
"We've been listening to what viewers most want to see from us and this is one place where we feel we can provide something more that will be attractive to this particular audience."
For those who work from home or keep weird hours, 'Good Morning' is something of a daily ritual. Hosts Rod and Jeanette have really worked well together this year to reinvigorate the brand and create something that's more informal, friendly and a bit more contemporary.
The concern from viewers is that all the best bits of 'Good Morning' will be chopped out and we'll be left with an hour of the dreaded infomercials; those segments that indicate it's time make a cup of tea, visit the bathroom or hang out the washing.
Ceaseless infomercials aside, there have been some real highlights this year, the awkwardly hilarious hypnotism special amongst them. You've got to give top marks to Jeanette Thomas for agreeing to be hypnotised and providing us with some of the most memorable moments from New Zealand TV this year.
Over the course of three hours, she did the haka, conducted an imaginary orchestra with a raw chicken, tried to seduce Tom Cruise (with the aid of Matai Smith's stunt work) and was even keen to try her hand at pole dancing.
However, Jeanette doesn't appear too confident she'll back next year, quipping on Tuesday's show, "Maybe that's what I'll do next year, maybe I'll go and have another baby. Nice."The revamped version of 'Good Morning' will run from 9am-10am, but will continue in its present form until the end of this year's season on December 14.