TV3 announces The Project as new 7pm programme replacing Story

The Project will launch on TV3 early next year.
MEDIAWORKS

The Project will launch on TV3 early next year.

MediaWorks has confirmed The Project is TV3's new 7pm weeknight show that will replace Story.

But the network has yet to decide who will be the hosts of the new show, which has three frontmen in its Australian parent version.

Mediaworks' chief content officer Andrew Szusterman said that despite "everything you've read" the news hosts of the show were yet to be cast.

Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan presenting the cancelled current affairs show, Story.
TOM HOLLOWS

Duncan Garner and Heather du Plessis-Allan presenting the cancelled current affairs show, Story.

The show will replace Story, whose host Duncan Garner will shift to present a new breakfast show called The AM Show.

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The hosts will be joined each night by a variety of guest panellists, comedians and journalists, to discuss the stories of the day - including guest appearances by Paul Henry.

Heather du Plessis-Allan and Duncan Garner.
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Heather du Plessis-Allan and Duncan Garner.

The Project will combine current affairs and entertainment, the network said, with Hal Crawford, MediaWorks' chief news officer, saying: "The Project is news delivered differently".

"At its core will be strong, compelling storytelling. We'll be looking for new ways to explore issues that resonate with New Zealanders, bringing a fresh or unique perspective."

"We will continue to build on the momentum created by the team who delivered Story. Many of them will be a major part of this new programme and will continue to deliver incredible stories. We are sorry to see Story go but believe The Project is the right format for this timeslot."

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