TV & Radio
Back Benches looks set to live on after the demise of TVNZ7 with NZ On Air committing funding "in principle" to the programme running on Prime.
NZ On Air spokeswoman Gina Rogers said the agency was having talks with Prime about its financial contribution to the show.
It also wanted a shorter season than the planned 50-episode series for next year.
Parliament sits for only 30-odd weeks a year, but Back Benches does a New Zealand summer tour.
Ms Rogers said NZ On Air wanted to see Back Benches work.
"We'd be really excited about its return."
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