Packed To The Rafters Renewed By Channel 7 For Sixth Season
Channel 7 have confirmed what we all knew was a 100% certainty, even with all the cast coming and goings. Packed To The Rafters will be back for a sixth season!
TV Tonight got in quick with the press release from 7 saying…
“Rebecca Gibney and Erik Thomson, much loved as Julie and Dave Rafter, will find their lives ‘packed’ again, with returning family members and new faces.
“Angus McLaren, Hugh Sheridan, Michael Caton, George Houvardas, Hannah Marshall, Zoe Cramond, Brooke Satchwell, Ryan Corr, Merridy Eastman and James Stewart are all set to return for 2013, with further cast announcements to follow.”
The news comes despite key cast members departing including Hugh Sheridan (who will only appear in a handful of eps) and James Stewart and a softening in the ratings. That said, 1.2m viewers and a Logie as Most Popular Drama is nothing to be sneezed at and the show still rates ahead of other weekly local dramas.
It’s now pretty much down the Julie and Dave Rafter show, notice in the quote above that there has been a subtle change in emphasis of the shows title, no longer is it that the Rafter home is packed full of offspring but that their lives are “packed”. Although there will be a new influx of characters.
Source: TV Tonight