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All Saints' prognosis uncertain

SPECULATION surrounded Seven's medical stalwart All Saints last week, with a production source claiming the network was weighing up options regarding its future.

Although it's hard to imagine Seven would dump the long-running series - which was again overhauled this year and managed a national audience above one million last week - the source was adamant that meetings had taken place during which the program's potential was explored.

"The issue about All Saints is that, come December, it doesn't have a home," the source claimed. Seven will move studios at the end of this year, shutting down its Epping operation and taking up residence at the Australian Technology Park (ATP), in inner-city Eveleigh.

"There's an issue with studio space at ATP, and the concern is that Packed To The Rafters and Home And Away will fill what's available."

A Seven spokesman denied the claims, stating all the network's dramas would "be accommodated at the new site" and that "all's well at All Saints".

By Richard Clune
May 17, 2009
The Sunday Telegraph