Holy Moley, a mini golf-themed competitive reality show, could be coming to Australia after it became an unlikely ratings hit in the U.S.
As reported by TV Tonight, Holy Moley (which is not related to the Australian pub chain of the same name) has taken off in American prime time, drawing almost five million viewers.
Industry expert David Knox says an adaptation seems highly likely, as the production company, Eureka Productions, has strong ties to Australia.
Will this be Australia’s new Lego Masters? Mini golf-themed reality show Holey Moley could be heading Down Under after successful run in the U.S.
Holy Moley was created by Australian TV producer Chris Culvenor, who is the man behind MasterChef, The Biggest Loser and So You Think You Can Dance.
Eureka has also produced the likes of The Voice, Australian Spartan and Crikey! It’s the Irwins, which airs on ABC in the U.S.
Wes Dening, a former Big Brother Australia contestant, is also among the the show’s producers.
U.S. version: Holey Moley is presented by NBA player Stephen Curry, actor Rob Riggle (right), sports commentator Joe Tessitore (left) and TV personality Jeannie Mai
Holy Moley brings together ‘the most skilled’ mini golfers from across the U.S. for a series of challenging one-on-one battles.
The winners get a cash prize of $25,000, but have to deal with the pressure of a live studio audience.
The show is presented by NBA player Stephen Curry, actor Rob Riggle, sports commentator Joe Tessitore and TV personality Jeannie Mai.
Format: Holy Moley brings together ‘the most skilled’ mini golfers from across the U.S. for a series of challenging one-on-one battles
Holey Moley happens to be the name of an Australian pub chain that combines cocktails and burgers with indoor putt-putt golf facilities.
With the Australian TV upfronts scheduled for the next quarter, it’s possible Channel Seven or Channel 10 will snap up rights to a local version.
It’s unlikely Nine will touch it due to the similarities to Australian Ninja Warrior and the fact it already has a ‘quirky’ format in the form of Lego Masters.
Under pressure: The winners get a cash prize of $25,000, but have to deal with the pressure of a live studio audience