Pe­ti­tion to keep on Jono and Ben show

The Southland Times - - National News -

The de­ci­sion to end Jono and Ben’s long run­ning show has been met with anger from fans, who are de­mand­ing it be ‘‘un­can­celled’’. The pair an­nounced on Thurs­day night that they would not re­turn for an eighth sea­son in 2019. It ap­peared the de­ci­sion to end the series had been made long ago, with New Zealand On Air con­firm­ing Me­di­aWorks made no ap­pli­ca­tion for fur­ther fund­ing. A pe­ti­tion was launched al­most im­me­di­ately af­ter the show, call­ing for Me­di­aWorks to keep the com­edy duo on air. The series would end in five weeks. Me­di­aWorks chief con­tent of­fi­cer An­drew Szuster­man said there were on­go­ing dis­cus­sions about fu­ture projects for the co­me­di­ans to work on. The pe­ti­tion called Jono Pryor and Ben Boyce ‘‘icons of New Zealand tele­vi­sion’’.

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